magic happens here,
how buried seeds become life
new leaves greeting sun
Susan, it is magical, isn’t it? Love that last line
Thank you–it was truly a moment that could only be captured in a haiku 🙂
That is the magic of your poetry! in three lines, you capture the magic of the eternal cycle of life!
Thank you, Noel–I love the discipline haiku forces on me for that very reason 🙂
Susan, good morning! What is Haiku? and forgive my ignorance! and where do you get these smileys? I want to “retaliate” or “revenge” by sending you one – an appropriate one!
Noel–for the smilieys, I just type a colon and a close parenthesis for a smile, and a colon and reversed parenthesis for a frown–which I never use, because I prefer to smile! I suppose a gasp will work with a colon and an uppercase O. I will experiment and try one here :O
Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry I force myself to experiment with, as it makes you condense language and images into a very small, very short poem–almost like a snapshot. There are 2 common syllable forms–the first (my favorite) is where the first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the third line reverts to 5 syllables. An even shorter form involves the first line having 3 syllables, the second 5, and the last line 3.
I like to take haiku and sometimes string them together to make a larger poem (an idea which I happily copied — or stole! — from my friend on here, Richard Walker).
I love to force my language into such tight formats to control my tendency to be too wordy–in haiku, the image in condensed, and a lot of what the poem suggests is what is unsaid in it 🙂
Thank you for reading my “I Saw a White Sparrow”. Actually, I liked your haiku “planting” so much that I wrote “Lucky you, you still have the soil ” in response, but it was too long to post it here. So I posted on my blog. Hope you come around again to take a look at it when you have the time.
Oh, lovely–going to peek (and probably comment, as well) right now!
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