Mt. Rushmore - Photographed by Emiliano and used with his permission.

 

 



What is Haiku?

Haiku is a very old form of Japanese poetry, written in the format of three lines and consisting of no more than 17 syllables (5-7-5). Japanese haiku usually has a seasonal reference, where the more modern English-Language Haiku, which evolved from the Japanese Haiku doesn't. The English-Language haiku may consist of three lines with fewer syllables and it doesn't require a seasonal reference.

In writing haiku, one is supposed to find the 'awe' of an experience and try to convey it to others. Haiku isn't about rhyming or the use of metaphors. Rather, it's a writer's way of encouraging us to see beyond the obvious.

Open to all ages.
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Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)







Written history.
From the mountain noble words;
presidential speech.



By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)






Watching their country
In stony-faced demeanor
Wonder what they'd think



By Doris (Toto38@aol.com)






looking back into
history, forward to the future
four stoic giants



By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)






Looking down on us
Honorable politicians
Great men from history



By Sharon (ByGolly25@aol.com)






In the spotlight, these
men of history need not hide -
no dark corners here



By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com






TRULY IMPRESSIVE
THE SIGHT OF STONY FACES
LOOKING DOWN AT ME



By Mikey (Norma1223@aol.com)






history's mountain
men stare in stoney silence
above in the clouds



By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@comcast.net)






carved in stone,with awl
four faces of granite stone
they be there forever

*

rugged faces now
gaze upon all the land
four great men indeed



By Amy (Fabulousfilly@aol.com)






All they had to say
On some other stone graven.
Watching us stumble.



By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)






Speaking silently
Still leading--their legacy
To draw us highward.

***

Awesome, inspiring,
Solid, strong, veer through ages,
Oer your land and mine



By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)






SEVERAL YEARS AGO
TOOK SHORT TRIP ACROSS NEXT STATE
THAT TIME CALLED BLACK HILLS

*

A GREAT SIGHT AT MT. RUSHMORE
THREE STONE FACES CARVED
HISTORY OF GREAT NOBLE MEN

*

THEY SAID WILL ADD MORE
AMAZING HOW THEY DO IT
A NICE HONOR SHOWN

*

AND FOR A GOOD CAUSE
OUR COUNTRY WITH PRIDE AND JOY
KEEP FREEDOM TO RING



By Lilly (Lilprincessitali@aol.com)






PRISONED IN THE EARTH
HIDDEN UNDERNEATH THE GROUND
PRESIDENTS EMERGE

*

AS THEY LOOK UPON
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THEIR LAND
SOLEMN IS THEIR MIEN

*

AS THEY PONDER US
THEIR REQUEST MAY BE THAT WE
COVER THEM BACK UP



By Bob (C1ydeBunky@aol.com)






There on Mount Rushmore
four great Americans in stone
carved in the mountain

*

How small we feel
presidents on the mountain
our heritage lives

*

The dedication
great thoughts and greater the work
Mount Rushmore the shrine

*

look up gaze in awe
former statesmen looking down
eerie it is



By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)






WOULD THESE MIGHTY PRESIDENTS
HANG THEIR HEAD IN SHAME
IF THEY COULD ONLY SEE HOW OUR COUNTRY IS TODAY



By Mike (Ibromantic2@aol.com)






Masterful carvings
of America's great men;
America, bless God!

*

Where R U going;
your vision is waining!
Look UP ~ we're here!

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HERE to remind
greatness shall prevail;
it is carved in stone!



Mary Carter Mizrany (MusingByMary@aol.com)






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