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A Collection of Keith Howells' Haikus | Howells Outdoors
One day Chris Jones taught me about haikus and I have liked the short Japanese poems ever since. A haiku is, "A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression," according to poems.com. They're fun to try and figure out and provide a way to portray what I am experiencing while outside -- or wishing I was. Some of them have images associated with the haiku. Others have stories relating to them. Comment below with your favorite (that also makes it so you'll get updates with new ones). They're numbered, but that isn't by ranking. It's simply by reverse-chronological order or when I added them onto this post. #22 "You can't comprehend The view from the mountain top Stuck in the city." A view of Twin Peaks from Red Pine Canyon. #21 Climbing and climbing, The trail continues upward, Feeling free from stress. #20 Through the