The Low Country




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)







Sky, water, grass meet.
Like lovers kissing hello
Hugging each other.



By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)






Marshlands,with reed stalks
growing up through the blue bay
next, cattyninetales



By Amy (Fabulousfilly@aol.com)






Water birds hiding
At the edges of the lake
In the low country


South Carolina
A wonderland of nature
Seasons are so beautiful


Golfing paradise
Especially in Winter
When the north freezes


Happy times we spent
Finding an early Springtime
While we still had snow



By Joy (JOY3032@aol.com)






Low country salt marsh
Where ducks and geese find shelter
In the winter months.



By Doris (Toto38@aol.com)






some lonely marsh land
who goes to view solitude
some birds on the wing



By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@comcast.net)






lush vegetation
flourishing at water's edge
taken for granted


miracles of life
where the water boundless flows
are of everyday


visitors from far
desert folks observe with awe
wide diversity


such anomalies
in a vast enchanted land
appreciated



By Bob (C1ydeBunky@aol.com)






Water fowl and fish
hidden among dense horseweed
Along cool lake



By Sharon (ByGolly25@aol.com)






The green river side
is kissed by the water way
trying to run away.



By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)






WATER MAKES THE LOW LAND LOW
REEDS HIDING THE LIFE
NOT HIDING BEAUTY OR SERENITY


SERENITY PEACE LOVE
FIND ALL IN LOW LANDS
WAITING YOUR DISCOVERY


FOOD IS GOOD AND YOU GET HUNGRY
EAT OUT IN COUNTRY AIR
APPRECIATE THE EARTHS BOUNTY


APPRECIATE THE COLOR OF FALL
KNOW THE LOOK OF FALL
LOOK FOR LIFES BOUNTY



By Brier (Brierhillbarbara@aol.com)






stems of yellow weeds
surrounds a bay of water
resembling wheat fields



By Connie (CSThomas@aol.com)






the island rises
over the calm blue water
does it see me too?



By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)






Dock tipppy toes out
Tide seeps in absolves salt marsh
Listless clouds daydream



By Diana Mercedes (writerworks@live.com)






Silent waters,
Tender quiet splashes
Grasses gently sway

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Far, far away boats
Monday morning peaceful pier
For retired fisher.



By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)






Reserved



















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