Thursday, 18 December 2008

haiku moments (8)

The weather has taken a turn for the worse. Doubtless the pigs are sheltering in the warmth of their shed. Other creatures brave the elements:

on waving branches ~
bird shadows in the sleet

A Poet-in-Residence poem Christmas Shopping can be found on today's front page at Charles Christian's popular INK SWEAT & TEARS website.
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  1. I like "bird shadows" - that is exactly what they are viewed through sleet.
    Tell me, P-i-R - have I missed something with haiku - do they not have to be 5-7-5? If there is more freedom than that I could think of them more easily. After all - anything goes really, doesn't it? Happy Christmas!

  2. Hi Weaver, basically you're right but of course there's more than one way to make a cup of tea.
    Gerald England and John McDonald are the haiku experts around here.
    Prosit and Happy Yule!

  3. To W of G - anything does NOT go but defining haiku is as difficult as defining love.

    The last couple of days here it has been fine-ish and mild-ish in the mornings and then it has belted down with rain in the afternoon/evening - I ended up today having a longish (for me) walk along the canal - the towpath was exceptionally muddy and my shoes are ruined!

  4. Gerald, Thanks for your comments on this and the other one. Sturdy boots from Santa perhaps?


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