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Haiku Sequoia

I went to a Haiku poetry workshop today and tried my hand
at a couple of haiku poems.  Classic haiku is a very simple,
yet restrained format of 17 syllables total and often broken
into 3 lines.  The first line containing 5 syllables, followed
by 7, ending with 5 again.

This little poem below is to honor Kubota Japanese Gardens
in Seattle.  There, you will find many types of trees and many
weeping varieties that are not commonly seen elsewhere.
I include a picture of the majestic weeping sequoia so you
can get a visual sense of it.

weeping sequoia
lace green curtain hangs
doorway to earth’s soul

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