|photo courtesy google images|
Haiku--the poetry of nature and also of human nature. I'm still noodling with the concept and form. What's next?
Well, neat books on haiku I'd love to read for one thing. Some titles I've come across that sound interesting:
To Walk in Seasons: an Introduction to Haiku, by William Howard Cohen
Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart, by Patricia Donegan
Writing and Enjoying Haiku: A Hands-On Guide, by Jane Reichhold
There's also a little something called NaHaiWriMo: National Haiku Writing Month. The challenge here is to write one haiku a day in the month of February. This, of course, is not to be mistaken for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) held each November. Will I participate in one of these events next? Though not on the radar screen at the moment, never say never.
And, lest we forget, April is National Poetry Month!
It was one of those aha moments the day the squirrel and I faced off. Though I cannot take credit for the photo above, the expression I saw on my neighborhood squirrel was similar, which then brings us to my day fourteen haiku:
nearby squirrel sneaks
peek from hole, surprise lights face...
that makes two of us