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Thursday, July 25, 2013

I Quote, You 'Ku - Day 25

"Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart." 

~Ancient Indian Proverb

Your challenge is to write a haiku or tanka (or choose one of your previously published works) that has a connection with the themes/feelings/images of the above quote, without just restating what has appeared in the text, to create a haibun. Play around with it and see what you come up with. Enjoy!

Click here for the first post on how I Quote, You 'Ku works. Every poet who posts a poem this month will be entered into the draw to win a copy of A New Resonance 8.


  1. Things do not capture
    ideas and people capture
    things follow behind

  2. marathon race--
    I pace the distance
    with my shadow

  3. July 25: eye

    reflected in your eyes
    the love
    he holds for you

    Gary B

  4. I seldom write "free form" haiku but here's what this inspired me to write and I cannot escape it:

    missed "Midsummer's Feast-
    my Grandpa's "ugly"