Sunday, January 01, 2012

Haiku - Nature

I know that poetry isn't my strong suit, so I limit myself to posting it only rarely. But not too long ago I wanted to write some haiku. It's one of the few types of poem you can complete in just a few minutes, where only one clear thought or image is needed. Syllable sudoku meets crossword puzzle. Poetry for a time-challenged age. So ...

Myriad flowers
Fast-winged bees in the sun
Honey spicy-sweet.

Lightning's crackling spark
Shatters dark and shows the storm
Thundering closer

Quiet foggy dawn
Spiders with their spiral webs
Catch the shining mist

Ok, and now I'm going to spoil the whole effect of all the previous ones with a haiku designed for a first-grader:
Busy buzzy bee
Pick up all the pollen, please
More honey for me!

Yes, I'm aware that haiku is not usually used with other poetic devices. But, really, it's fun to mix and match.


Martin LaBar said...

Well done!

Weekend Fisher said...

Thank you for the encouragement.

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF