Haiku sequence

south field

in the may sun

the hedge is singing

where did sorrow go?


sun streams

slantwise beneath the clouds

field of red gold


suddenly the dark

gold softens to grey singing

with nightingales



birds still singing as if the

stars were not enough


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

22 thoughts on “Haiku sequence”

      1. That’s fine. Some of my poems may have some similar themes. One solution was having my debut EP be a concept album since they ties together.

      2. That is true. There are cases of having a recurring theme even though the poems aren’t entirely about the same things at least not from the same angles.

      3. I agree. Funny enough, I just wrote a poem not too long ago involving strong feelings about originality. That’s one aspect I really care about for example.

      4. For me, it’s originality in any creative medium. I am aware than people are influenced by others with their work (I’m speaking for myself, too). I certainly draw the line when it comes to people outright stealing something and claiming that work is their own. Researching things like the Obelisk of Axum AKA the original Leaning Tower of Pisa or even finding out that the song Uptown Funk ripped off Oops Upside Your Head by the Gap Band was mind blowing to me for example.

      5. We all absorb things that we admire and try to emulate, even though we might not be aware of it. It’s ‘borrowing’. Can be a style, a way of looking at something. Not the same as stealing though.

      6. Yeah. There are ways I’ve been influenced by things that I never realized until long after the fact. I do acknowledge the influences I know I absorb. When it comes to blatant stealing, that’s where I draw the line. That passion ended up being the newest poem on my blog as I did some free verse while incorporating some fan art to drive the point home.

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