On this day :
1814 Napoleon exiled to Elba, 1721 Moravian missionary David Zeisberger is born, 1888 Henry Ford marries, 1862 Confederates surrender Fort Pulaski, 1951 Truman relieves MacArthur of duties in Korea, 1870 War is narrowly averted, 1968 Last survivors of ferry accident rescued, 1970 Apollo 13 launched to moon, 1979 Idi Amin overthrown, 1988 Cher wins Best Actress Oscar for Moonstruck, 1931 Dorothy Parker resigns as drama critic for The New Yorker, 1961 Bob Dylan plays his first major gig in New York City, 1803 Talleyrand offers to sell Louisiana, 1977 President Carter hosts White House Easter egg roll, 2004 Phil Mickelson wins first major at Masters, 1963 Troops from Hawaii sent to South Vietnam, 1972 B52s strike North Vietnamese positions, 1919 International Labor Organization founded, 1945 The US army liberates Buchenwald concentration camp,

Poems

A Collection of Haiku

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HAIKU

A Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world. Haiku are short poems that use sensory language to capture a feeling or image. They are often inspired by an element of nature, a moment of beauty or a poignant experience.  Haiku should always contain two juxtaposed ideas. The two parts are grammatically independent, and they are usually imagistically distinct as well.

1.The Solitary Bird:

“Flock has long flown south

A ripple in the still lake,

The lone bird flies off.”

 

2. A Careless Mistake:

“Herd of deer spied close

Twig snapped by careless paw,

The lion’s hunt yet on.”

 

3. True Identity:

“Snowflakes fall to the ground

Each one unlike the other,

All same in the snow.”

 

4. Autumn Leaves:

“Red, yellow, orange

Leaves fall together from trees,

Their green days long gone.”

 

5. Shining Sun:

“Thunder rumbles the sky

Lightning flashes to the ground,

The sun yet shines bright.”

 

6. Moonlight In The Dark:

“Dark, black, lonely night

Dull solitude everywhere,

 

7. Clouds:

“White fluffy cotton

Floating calmly in the sky,

Turn grey and shed rain.”

 

8. Pride:

“Feeling of supremacy

Top of ladder of success,

Pride will go before a fall.”

 

9. Failure:

“Heart-breaking failure

The Stepping Stone To Success,

Overcome to win.”

 

10. Death:

“Inevitable end

Dark blanket shrouding mankind,

Death is feared by all.”

 

11. Morning:

“Dawn of a new day

New beginnings, hopes for all,

Till night falls again.”

 

12. Time:

“Clock always ticking

Time and tide wait for no one,

Make the most of now.”

 

13.  Earth:

“The unique planet

Life-supporting and generous,

See Earth’s sorry state.”

 

14. Choices:

"Yes no, right or wrong

These choices are everywhere,

Few easy to make.”

 

15.  Hibernation:

“Squirrels hide their food

Bears hibernate in their den,

Prepare for winter.”

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