Fellow blogger Cathy (Words, World and Wings) challenged me in my last post, 8 Ways Haiku Helps Fiction Writers.
"Well," she commented, "I think we'd all love to read some of your haiku, so bring it on! :-)"
OK, time to get my feet wet. Although I don't profess to be a poet, this exercise in the past few months has strengthened my writing in various ways, including nudging me to be more observant AND prompting me to write a little each day. It's getting to be (hurray!) a bit of a habit.
And so, because writers need to get their writing out there--and our writing buddies are great support--I'm going to come out of my cave and share.
Samples of what I've written in the past two months:
Frenzied rain sheets whip.
Stinging pellets strike leaf, limb.
Shiver. Storm passes.
Parched ground laps up rain.
Eddies form, rivulets wash.
Red blossom dip, shimmer. Gone.
Soft night air. Breezes
float, catching whispers on way.
Kind words make stars shine.
Gossamer threads in
blue-sky bowl. God's filaments
weave fragile hearts strong.
On the Ohio
Lights from coal plant blast
darkness, scattering glass-shard
A Neighbor's Story
German children bike
north into Holland, nineteen
Smiles, everyone! (And thanks, Cathy, for your encouragement :-)