The Haiku Train-Meaningful Haikus That Make You Think

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Paulette Le Pore, age 9 one with her best friend her Nanny’s piano…..

 

Haiku Number One on the Haiku Train

Written by Paulette Le Pore Mozko

October 16th, 2013

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YOUTH by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

When I was a child

I wanted people to hear

The music I wrote

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It gave me joy

To Write music and sing songs

That would give great joy

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I taught piano

Taught the very young and old

Gave the gift of song

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Everyone has gifts

Inspired by Our Creator

To pass on and give

 

What are your hidden or not so hidden gifts?

Write a Haiku in 5/7/5 syllable format in the reply box as the HAIKU TRAIN goes traveling on to unknown destinations!

 

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

October 16th, 2013

9:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

I had a lap top stolen that had a book that was about to be printed. AT that time I hadn’t learned the importance of backing my material up, or Carbonite.com that I now have now. It was a major blow, but yes it is a brutal way to learn a lesson…don’t trust anyone with anything of yours that costs more than 50 bucks and back up everything I write immediately.

I remember many of the Haikus that would have appeared in the book in the spirit of my friend Willie B. who I met on a Haiku Group years ago, I thought I could write one and then leave it open for others to write theirs….like a train that goes places we know not where.

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All images taken by Paulette L Motzko

In case you haven’t written a standard format Haiku before it is very simple.

The first line has 5 syllables

The second 7 syllables

The third line has 5 syllables

When I was a teenager in honors English with Mrs. Eva Covington at Garden Grove High School, she explained this ancient form of poetry was usually about nature, but can be about anything you think is meaningful.

That being said, I will give you the first Haiku and you the world can create the next…….

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Paulette Le Pore Motzko

October 16th, 2013

9:17 p.m.

April 3, 2014
8:37 a.m.

Help me write a poem
Share your thoughts and inspire me
Hopes, loves, dreams and goals

By Paulette L Motzko

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Tapestry and Image created by Paulette L Motzko

Easter 2015

Every day is stitched
In the Tapestry of life
For all time to share
Written 2014 by Paulette Le Pore Motzko and found again through Facebook sharing a memory 3 yeas ago today August 3, 2017.

Earlier this afternoon on Friday, October 6th, 2017 I was looking for new material to add to and embellish this site I’m came in contact with an extraordinary writer named Benny Thomas. When I read his work I asked if he could send me some of the work that he is most pleased with and he sent me this via my email today.

 I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I do. I will tell my friend Willie B. who lives in the Philippines who I’ve known for about 10 years.  we met on a Facebook Haiku group 10 years ago and it became very good friends. He would love reading through these.

I can even put Willie B in touch with Benny Thomas and B. Thomas in touch with Willie; I know they’d get along!

Below is a copy of the email that Benny Thomas sent me:

Hi Paulette,

Here are some Haiku which you may like:

Right to own a gun

Is not foolproof: N-R-A

peddle while psychos diddle.

2.

Loaded gun, a toy:

Ah, when rancor draws a bead

Nothing but hate stands.

Nobel Prize 2017 for Physics-gravitational waves

Dream State ©

Night and day collide,

What ripples spacetime can hold

My dreams do elide.

6. 

Nobel Prize for medicine- body clocks

My body tells time:

There is a tide high n low

REMind sleep: be good.

​7.


Catalan Referendum

Curse of Inca king!

Through wounded Catalan pride

Franco’s ghost lives on.

​8.

British Masters

Nine under par three score

And one leave no chance, Rory

Knows he lost: is dunne.


Benny

9.

Matthew Price Resigns

Price went up flying

On a jet plane all over-

But he is grounded!

benny

10.

1.

Economical

Is not comical in sense,

But damns me to hell!

2

Brexit between us

Is the channel athwart

E-U and U-K.

3.

Come to think of it
Brexit is some hangover-
Oh, toothless John Bull!

4.

Fade,Fade O John Bull

Lay  ‘mong ashes of past glory

Mongrels do not choose.

5.

Plastic! the bottle imp-
No one thought its cold hand would
Thus shroud the world live.

6.

Ruben lost and found
rocked world of art all over,-
Oh Big Ben what now?

7.

No news feed me now:

So shall I make make my own

Fake news come handy!

benny

Here is a longer piece:

Blow Hot and Cold

Trash life of a man

For no rede than his bad luck;

What motive you seek

If he simply wants control

His life to hell, if so be?

Mart can swing back and forth

And throw lives to penury and want,-

And leave men to gutter.

Even so good folks bless their own kind

By mart’s munificence.

Hypocrisy thrives where chance rules

And throw a loaded dice.

Trash life of a man

For no rede than his bad luck;

What motive you seek

if your wine tastes but poison

And aftertaste (is) horror of hell

While Lazarus lay at the gate?

with greetings,


Benny Thomas 06-10803278

Paulette L Motzko 714-728-6037

55 thoughts on “The Haiku Train-Meaningful Haikus That Make You Think

  1. Hi Paulette, glad to share a haiku with you… I love haiku and related other short poetic forms ( tanka, haibun, senryu, and renga or renku) I do not write in the 5-7-5 format and belive a show and not tell approach to haiku is most effective using plain, direct and simple language… I look forward to exploring & following your site and appreciate you stopping by mine! All best always, Tom

    one tree
    one bird, one song
    the dusk

    • I had a great friend I knew for over 20 years with your same name! He passed away many years ago but I think of him often. I know you aren’t him but still brings good memories back. He was gay, but I don’t judge and a great cook, and we used to cook together and go and do things when my ex the rocket scientist went on business trips & he was an usher in my wedding.
      You are gifted with words.
      I look forward to reading more of your poetry.

  2. Hm… I like to play around with them, too. Have you ever read “Seeds From a Birch Tree: Writing Haiku and The Spiritual Journey” by Clark Strand? This is one of mine:

    Morning After

    dawn’s glow blooms slowly
    like sad truth finally grasped
    after long heartaches

    • I am so happy you did JT!
      Makes me smile inside.

      Do you write poetry and ever tried to write a haiku? I would love you to add one to the “train”. It is just 5 syllables on the first line, 7 on the next and 5 on the last line.

      Give it a try!

      Paulette L Motzko

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