About Penumbra Haiku 俳句

Your Dictionary Definition of Penumbra
Something related to, connected to, and implied by, the existence of something else that is necessary for the second thing to be full and complete in its essential aspects.

Dictionary Definition of Penumbra

Painting the point or one area in which light and shade blend.

Wordnik Definition of Penumbra
The part of a picture where the shade imperceptibly blends with the light.

And to me, these describe the exquisite form of poetry known as Haiku.

I shall attempt to blend light with shadow ….. connections and implications ….. existence and completeness ….. words and feelings ….. love and patience ….. choice and chance ….. rules and chaos …..

Read and write with me …..

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Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.

Vincent Van Gogh


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39 thoughts on “About Penumbra Haiku 俳句

  1. I have included on a new page on blog called “20 Worthy Blogs”. The inspiration to create this page came from being nominated for two different award (challenges), which of course require me to nominate other bloggers. I am one of those that feels uneasy nominating people in large part because I don’t want them to feel obligated or unpleasant because they have to turn the challenge down. Another reason is many of the people I would like to nominate have blogs in which the challenge would not blend well with the intent and/or content of the blog.

    Any someone whose is listed on this page, you can considered yourself nominated or not nominated depending on your preference.. You could also just use 1 fact about yourself (from The Versatile Blogger or one (or more) of the 11 questions listed (from the Sunshine Blogger Award) as a prompt or inspiration for a post (with no need to link back to this post or mention the award).


  2. I agree that the hardest part of writing is putting it on paper, however, my first impressions are that you are doing it masterfully. I look forward to reading and learning more. Peace, Harlon

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  3. Hi thank you so much for stopping by my Blog and for the “Like” to my poem “Emotions” thank you for reading. I love Haiku and I love to write them your Blog is a nice inspiration I Follow you now! I am an artist I like to express my art and creativity in many different ways and beside my designs I like to write poems and Haiku http://yesterdayafter.com/poems-i-write/haiku/ I am looking forward to your next Haiku 😉

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  4. ‘Penumbra’ is also a Romanian word (from Latin), one that we use quite often in Romanian (‘umbra’ means shadow). I didn’t know it is also an English word, with the same meaning. Haven’t seen it used before in English. Thanks for visiting my blog. 🙂

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  5. I came to know about Haiku just two days back. Then I read your Haiku and they are superb. So many different themes and such nice word usage. I am greatly impressed. May you keep on writing such wonderful poetry. Best

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  6. As someone who recently wrote two haiku as part of a blogging/photo challenge, I am in awe of your exquisite poetry. I heard a poet once describe her craft as, “poetry is creating art the size of a postage stamp, ” and your poetry is the size of a diamond ring, and just as gorgeous.

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  7. Always enjoy your haiku. I never heard that van gogh quote and excited you shared it as I, as well as millions, I believe, are enthralled with his art work and his words.

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  8. Hello, Penumbrahaiku . You recently contributed a poem to the #PoetsforPeace collaboration. An online magazine liked the spirit of the collaboration, and asked to publish it. We need your permission to include your poem.
    To give permission, please email: mzanemcclellan@outlook.com your name, and general location (city/state/country) and the ok. You can also leave it in comments on my blog, or tweet me @InZanesBrain or comment on ForgottenMeadows.com where the collaboration was compiled
    Thank you. Peace,


  9. Hi! You have been nominated for The Black Cat Blue Sea Award!
    This award is non obligatory so it’s your choice either to accept it or not.


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