I Doodle, You ‘Ku 2014 – 24


The concept is simple: Here’s a doodle. Now write a poem to accompany it!

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25 thoughts on “I Doodle, You ‘Ku 2014 – 24

  1. bobraxton says:

    willow weeping / Pokea: the / bowl receiving

  2. a walk in haiku says:

    Reblogged this on A Walk In Haiku and commented:
    the sway
    of the willow branches …
    rippling dreams

  3. Rita Odeh says:

    between dreams
    as a butterfly…
    I start the journey that
    nobody can do for me

  4. ignoring the symbolism
    I touch her hand
    beneath the willow

  5. bobraxton says:

    rainy / day: tips / Feng Shui

  6. how sweetly
    the willow branches dip
    into the river . . .
    each paper boat I’ve sailed
    across the depth of my heart

  7. Paper Boat Spring

    willow branches. touching water. the moment Spring becomes the season. I enter. slip off my shoes. sit on the bank. place a boat in the water. waiting for the sun. to send me deeper. into shadows and shade. I like this moment. I take a breath. Spring.

    paper boat
    beneath willow branches
    I slip into Spring

    • You are doing haibun so well.

      • aloha Symanntha. thank you. every so often a form like haibun seems to reach out and take hold of me. often it is something I’ve gravitated toward before understanding that there was/is actually a name for something I had been doing in some way on my own. when I discovered haibun was such a form it slowly crept up on me. until a few months ago when it seems to have blossomed right out from under my finger tips on the keyboard. I suspect I’m still learning about my own voice in haibun. which of course is way fun to explore. I’m glad you like what I am doing. Aubrie’s “doodling” and project is a delightful way for me to explore within the perimeters of the challenge. which again reveal new possibilities for my voice and approach to haibun. way fun on that. aloha.

  8. Debbie says:

    a collective
    pool of tears
    hearts bowed down

  9. Katie Bock says:

    Boat and journey
    The sun is born today.

  10. improvisation
    no paper in my pocket
    we sail a stick instead

  11. polona says:

    willow fronds
    a little grebe emerges
    from its dive

  12. Willows inspire many poems and hope to write something new. Beautiful painting.

    This is a favorite poem from my years in Illinois.

    The weeping willow
    performs its own ballet

    Silently lyrical
    singing of solace
    dancing of peace.

    (Published in Bell’s Letters, The Discerning Poet, and SMILE)

    Thank you,


  13. sanjuktaa says:

    where the willow
    kisses the sky-
    paperboat and I

  14. Reblogged this on Failing at Haiku and commented:
    This doodle challenge that Aubrie has put together is beautiful. I really encourage you to go to her site and check out how other poets have responded in the comments.

    no paper in my pocket
    we sail a stick instead

  15. Wisconsin willows are becoming spring too. They are wrapped in so many memories of time in Milwaukee with my mother, and all the years now after her passing. They have wept for me, reaching to heaven, earth, and water at the same time. They remind me of Psalm One and that I will bear fruit again in season.

    sunrise yellow tulips in a blue vase

  16. moving on to another
    chapter of my life . . .
    my promises untangle
    from the branches
    of a willow tree

  17. her slight touch

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