BP: Haiku Dialogue–Family Portraits, Number Four

This week’s Haiku Dialogue, the weekly column from the Haiku Foundation, had haiku written based on the portrait of a baby and a dog laying together on the floor. The editor, John S Green, said the following about the haiku written about it:

” Another terrific week – thanks to all 133 poets who submitted 213 poems from 26 countries. There was a good bit of kissing going on in these haiku . . . hmmm, I wonder why? And canine love, naturally. Although felines made their way into a few poems, and why not?”

This pedometer geek poet had a haiku (or perhaps it is technically a senryu, but please don’t ask this writer to explain the difference between the two since I am still trying to figure it out myself) selected for inclusion, thanks to John.

It is as follows:

obedience school…
the baby rolls over
on command

~Nancy Brady, 2022

To read all the haiku written on the photo as well as read John S Green’s commentary on a few of the outstanding ones, check out https://thehaikufoundation.org/haiku-dialogue-family-portraits-portrait-four/

Thanks again, John; it’s appreciated.

#haiku #senryu #haikufoundation #haikudialogue #BP #pedometergeek

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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10 Responses to BP: Haiku Dialogue–Family Portraits, Number Four

  1. JC home says:

    I could never understand how you come up with these. I could spend a week thinking and still come up blank. Poetry is so special in any form. Thank you for writing.

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    • Thanks, JC. The easiest answer is because I am warped! Sometimes the haiku come easily, but mostly they don’t and I struggle. Usually I write at least two or three iterations of the same poem, playing with the words after thinking about it for a day or so, which generally means I am submitting at the last moment. Not only that, but I go back and revisit many of them, writing them once again.

      It has only been in the last couple years that I have submitted to any journals at all, and I get rejected more often than not. Fortunately, there are some really decent mentors, who are willing to offer suggestions to improve my haiku, and I trust them.

      I know, TMI–more than you wanted to know.


      • JC home says:

        No. Really it is interesting. Whatever you had to do to get to this level, it was worth it. You’re good. I like reading your stuff. Maybe, someday, I can get to your level where write more and better articles.

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  2. Thank you, JC. Well, my first haiku was written in 1976, but it wasn’t until I learned to let go of the 5-7-5 syllable construct, that my haiku improved. Now I just write.

    Don’t count yourself short; you write quite well. I have read some of your blog posts. We just have a different style and blog different things, and you know a whole lot about what you write. I can tell.

    I have had a blog since 2007, first on Red Room Writers, which doesn’t exist any more except in archives, and here since 2014 (when Red Room closed). I actually used to write more frequently about random things…books, steps, things I noticed, etc. Now, I only post really poems, short stories, and book reviews. Not too exciting.


  3. Jules says:

    Made me giggle – as one of the twins is said to have found their knees!

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  4. I can just imagine this scene vividly, Jules. One of the coolest things about young children is that they keep trying (experimenting) until they accomplish what they set out to do. Often, nothing stops them except a parent/grandparent/etc. saying, “No.”


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