Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Haiku time

I'd forgotten how much fun it is to write Haiku.

And they're short and painless, so I'll share. (Since it's just the 6 of us anyway...)

Try one! They're fun!

(and no, I don't stick to the exact syllable structure...that's not the main defining characteristic of haiku anyway...)

dusk falling coldly
smell of fire and burning leaves
lonely autumn road
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boats rub the bumpers
mud dobbers swarm the boat dock
bluegill play hide and seek
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gentle running stream
crawdads hide under flat rocks
cold on my bare feet

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smell of cold
outside the window
snow drifts
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three jackets by the door
dripping snow melts on the floor
warm dryer running
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empty summer school
under the second desk in the front row
six colors of bubble gum

3 comments:

Sass said...

Ahhhh...three jackets.

Love it.

How is it that I'm NOT on your blog list? ;)

The Poundsmiths said...

An Excellent point, to be remedied immediately.

Sara said...

Brown-headed cowbirds
Increasing in number
Decreasing my peas


I wrote that this spring. I had been diligent about writing haiku/senryu, but then I got a job.

I just discovered your blog (found my way through The Loony Bin links). I enjoy your photos and your haiku.