Small swirling swallow
roller-coaster riding the
fragrant springtime wind.
I would be nauseous
if I rode the sky coaster
like the swallows do.
Araña spinning webs
that are dew-coated with night:
She has caught the moon.
Yesterday, April 17th, was National Haiku Day. And naturally, since haiku are my favorite metered poems to write, I just had to take up the opportunity for haiku. Sadly, it was not the most I’ve written in one day, but it was some to be proud of. What’s to be proud of about a haiku?
That sounds almost like a poem in itself, or maybe a recipe for a poem…hey, I like that. “A recipe for a poem.” Maybe like this one…?
How to Cook a Haiku
Bring the following ingredients
to room temperature
a simple observation,
a pack of every word that you know in all languages
preferably pre-coated with calmness,
and a seventeen-syllable mold.
Select words that suit the observation
and compliment the moment, as many
as will fit the mold
Stir vigorously until the words
are where you want them.
Let cook on a 360 degree
for ten to fifteen minutes,
The haiku will be very delicate
but very powerful in image.
more than six billion people.
That’s fun. 🙂