spring moon —
at the foot of our bed
the cat shuts half an eye
(NaHaiWriMo prompt: Eyes)
Moving on: NaHaiWriMo prompt for April 22nd, in honor of Earth Day:
See this post for an explanation of what this is.
See the NaHaiWriMo website.
See the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page, and contribute haiku there if you want. (It doesn’t have to have anything to do with this prompt. It’s just a suggestion.)
every seed he plants a finger inserted deep
that’s what we call the dirt
we don’t believe
that dragonfly is me
Two tanka in one week? What is this? Am I losing my knack for brevity?
Actually, as with the last one I wrote, this is plenty brief enough to be a haiku — twelve syllables. It just seems to work better as a five-liner, because of what it says and what it alludes to. I’m actually still not sure what to call things like this, haiku or tanka or gogyoghka or micropoems … but it probably doesn’t matter, except to obsessive-compulsive types like me.