National Poetry Month: Guest Post #8, Pamela Cooper . . .

Today’s guest poet is Montreal native Pamela Cooper.  Pamela is the Canadian division winner of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational Contest 2011 for the following beautiful haiku:

 hanami picnic
more blossoms
than sky 

Here’s what Pamela has to say about why she writes haiku, followed by three more of her lovely poems:

“I have always had an appreciation for nature, and for the seasons, each with its own set of defining characteristics.  So, when I discovered haiku, this very tangible form of poetry, which celebrates the world around us, I was drawn to it immediately.  Although I had learned about haiku, briefly, in high school, it was not until reading about it in a local magazine, and subsequently attending haiku meetings, that I began to write haiku.  This was about a decade ago, but my enthusiasm for this Japanese short poem has not waned.  Here are a few of my haiku, little snippets of the world around me, as observed or experienced, while I interact with it . . . “

Pamela Cooper

a woodpecker
chips at the birch bark–
falling snow

evening shadows–
the monarch bends
a ray of sunlight

autumn graveyard–
leaves uniting
with their shadows

[Sponsored by Couplets–the brainchild of Joanne Merriam of Upper Rubber Boot Books–this exchange is just one of many going on during this month-long celebration.]

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About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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