sun and melting snow
bright green buds on bony limbs
blue sky holds the chill
I’ve noticed quite a few haiku around the slice community this month. I’ve been wanting to write my own. All month long I’ve been stumbling over syllables, attempting to shove images into the required rhythm. Not to mention trying to be inspired by nature to give a traditional lean to the haiku I pretended I could write. Many slices this month have started with the promise of a haiku that soon fizzled and was replaced with my comfortable prose.
But not tonight.
Tonight I finally wrote a haiku I’m proud to have written. I told myself when I finally did write one, I wouldn’t post anything else…only the 17 syllables. However, I couldn’t do it…I wanted to capture my process, to remember how I tried and tried, and then with only a handful of days left in the month, this little haiku just spilled out.
I think it was even more fun because of all the failed attempts at haiku this month. Failure make success just a little sweeter.
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