Haiku: Three for March
It’s the first day of Spring! Here’s something I wrote when Spring had sprung a few years ago 🙂
There is a lot of Haiku poetry around. Yes I know it’s been around for thousands of years – but I’ve only just started really appreciating it! To think, is to do in my book. So I thought I might have a try. Haiku is a Japanese poem which is composed of three unrhymed lines of five, seven and five syllables. The poem is usually about an aspect of nature.
This type of poetry is not as easy as it looks. Though economical on words, it becomes obvious that each word has to count and convey something. Apart from these constrictions – there’s no restriction of expression from what I can see. I feel that it is the essence of the poem that is important. So, seeing as I have written recently about March, the March hare, white rabbits, fertility and rebirth…..
The hare stares back and
Kicks against the febrile moon.
His sap has risen
Bursts through the slumbering darkness
Yet casts no shadow
Yellow and green
No words worth saying
Ullswater – less, Narcissus
My other poem experiments;
Her Facebook has it (Humour)
Finding the words (freeverse)
The hare image is from a tee-shirt available here
Daffodils by William Wordsworth (both versions)
Photosynthesis C. Lush