Isn’t it fun when someone reads your poem and just thinks that it is nifty … and the words had flowed out of you literally within a few seconds. Is some of your best work that way? Today I struggle and today I have the choice of skipping my haiku day or publishing something that does not make me happy. Hm. We shall choose the latter. I tend not to do 5-7-5 haiku, due to the differences in Japanese word tone counts and English syllable counts, apples and oranges. So my question to you is this: when you count syllables do you find yourself legitimately stretching a word to make it have more syllables? I did it here.
dew drops upon dry
ground creating tiny pools
clear toned cicada
morning dew drops on
trellised chain of hanging gourds
excellent bath mitts
Gratefully placed at Tackle It Tuesday on Chevrefeuille’s delightful blog.