Carpe Diem My favourite haiku by Alice Walker – August 28, 2015

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Photo Credit – Virginia DeBolt – Alice Walker speaks (Wikipedia)

“in my journal
I thought I could
capture
everything —

Listen!
the soft wings of cranes
sifting the salt sea
air.”

© Alice Walker
Found at:
Those Women Writing Haiku
CHAPTER 2
Tanka and Haiku Come to America (AHA Poetry)

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walking this path
from my dawn to my dusk
just kinda lost

the whispering wind
calls to me saying:
don’t listen to the crows
keep walking
until you can’t walk anymore.

© G.s.k. ‘15

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I was looking for a woman haiku poet whom I hadn’t read, so I went to visit AHA Poetry and found an interesting book by Jane about the history of our craft … and there in chapter two – Alice Walker and the poem I chose – because of so many haiku I’ve read this one really rang true inside of me.  So, I did some research into the life of Alice Walker and besides finding many other delightful haiku and poems I also discovered that she’s the author of “The Color Purple”.

When my first marriage was breaking up, I bought a video player and got myself some films to watch on Christmas day, which I passed alone because my sons were invited to their Dad’s house for the occasion.  One of these films was “The Color Purple”.  I watched it several times, because though there was nothing in the life of the protagonist that could really relate to my life – I still felt that ring of truth, that something that called to me and said … this could have been you.

For more information about Alice Walker, click the link on her name …

a woman’s fate
there but for fortune
not my own

© G.s.k. ‘15

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