My First Haiku Since 1974
Back in 8th grade, Sister Mary Regis, OP had us write haiku. That was 1974. To the best of my recollection, I haven’t written a poem since.
For those of you like my husband, who had never heard of haiku, it’s a three line poetry form that originated in Japan. A Google search reminded me that haiku has 17 syllables. When Michelle Rafter suggested haiku as a theme for Day 21 of the Word Count 2012 Blogathon, I felt inspired to give it a try. Thanks to an unusual sight and sound heard from my balcony earlier today, I have a haiku for you. By the way, if you like this form of poetry, be sure to check out the work of my friends Rachel Dickinson and Jenna Schnuer at The Haiku Diaries.
And now, for what the poetry world has waited 38 years: My Homage to the hedgehog.
The hedgehog is loud,
munching green hydrangea leaves
in my neighbor’s yard
I hope my effort inspires you to write a haiku or other thought in the comments section below. Meanwhile, I think I’ll stick to prose.