Here is a dual Haiku I’ve written this morning, and if anyone knows what this sort of Haiku format is called, please let me know.


I walk past today

Remembering yesterday

Gone is tomorrow


Today my earth blooms

Yesterday is forgotten

Tomorrow I weep


Ivor Steven (c)


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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

43 thoughts on “Today”

  1. Traditionally a haiku has 17 syllables in the pattern 5,7,5 and has only a single stanza.
    However, modern haiku has few hard and fast rules and multiple stanzas are accepted in haiku poems.

    So there!

    Whatever the case, I love your haiku Ivor.

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      1. Haikus have a way of sneaking ut of your heart and making themselves known. They’re so spur-of-the-moment and short. That’s what I love about them. This one I wrote reminds me of you…


        i feel frail tonight
        a fragile dandelion
        stripped of its wishes


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  2. Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Below is the most popular definition, but there is more to haiku than meets the eye:

    Haiku (also called nature or seasonal haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Haiku is usually written in the present tense and focuses on nature (seasons).

    The 5/7/5 rule was made up for school children to understand and learn this type of poetry. For an in depth description of Haiku, please visit the Shadow Poetry Haiku, Senryu, and Tanka section. There is much more to haiku than the made up 5/7/5 version.

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