This February I created a Haiku collection when I took part in National Haiku Writing Month. Each day, #NaHaiWriMo posted a daily prompt on their Facebook page. So, I shall utilize these prompts as hashtag titles for each haiku. While I did not complete the entire month, I am looking forward to doing this again next year.
This Haiku collection does not follow the 5/7/5 syllable per line rule allowing for much variation. To me, the Haiku is a clever space for a Caprice to occur, so it is not a surprise that I enjoy the form. That being said, I hope that you enjoy my winter adventure with Haiku’s prompted by NaHaiWriMo.
#FourSticks Fence of twigs, An open square. Say you'll never leave.
#WhenTheLeveeBreaks Swells swarm the shoreline, overwhelming the earthwork-- We run from the flood.
#DazedAndConfused White Supremacists, Renounce your fake privilege immediately!
#NoQuarter Capitalist Club: Ravaged Earth, abused humans, entry fees limitless.
#Vertigo Adrift interior: Buoyant, undulant, yet still. Vertigo waxes back.
#WhereTheStreetsHaveNoNames Red planet: Vacancy. Parched taverns, hollow hotels. Watermelon Sugar.
#LoveIsAllYouNeed Tiny bookshelf, Yesterday our pages were empty. Today is full of love.
#TicketToRide Tickets and entanglements: Corporeal gates, Skeleton keyless entry.
#WhileMyGuitarGentlyWeeps For a little while, we missed the stench of humans, but the Earth could breathe.
#LucyInTheSkyWithDiamonds Vegetables Waiting, envious lettuce. A lawn of trees. Rainbow falls in-between.
Thanks for checking out my collection of Haiku. I would love to hear any of your thoughts, so please share your comments.
I will be sharing more poetry and prose soon. I hope you’ve enjoyed this Capricious Pause. See you next time.