National Poetry Month: Guest Post #9, Andrea Grillo . . .

Andrea Grillo is my guest today.  She writes and gardens from New Jersey and shares her beautiful creations on her blog, A Woodland Rose.  I’ve admired Andrea’s work for some time, especially her facility with one-line haiku (monostich), and asked her if she’d be willing to share some.  Here’s what she has to say about writing haiku, as well as a sampling of her monostich:

“I write haiku because it is a focused expression of my child-like wonder, humor and/or a poignant moment.  Also because my muses will not let me rest until I do!”

–Andrea Grillo

clouds what they tell us what we know

rainy day tide ripples through my doubts

after the rain squall of blue jays

mulberry-stained lips when to stop

alone on shore the moon sends a path

[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.]


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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5 Responses to National Poetry Month: Guest Post #9, Andrea Grillo . . .

  1. snowbirdpress says:

    Andrea captures wonderful insights… and somehow captures some of my memories too! I can still taste the mulberries of my childhood days… and hear the birds singing in mulberry branches as I steal the fruit. Andrea offers sheer delight.

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