I swear this weather will kill me. It’s been a struggle getting some of these out let alone posting a blog about them. Here are two efforts:
Possibly the shortest Haiku/poem I have ever written. Didn’t like it at first, but it has grown on me. On reviewing it after three days I do wonder if it should be taste an not tastes.
mud wasp marches
I witnessed a mud wasp walking on our lawn (read: patch of dirt) instead of flying it had this robotic marching movement almost like effect produced by strobe lighting. With the stop, to-and fro, I wanted to try and capture that stop start movement.
If anyone is interested I have been reading The Haiku Handbook -25th Anniversary Edition How to Write, Teach, and Appreciate Haiku by William J Higginson, and Writing and Enjoying Haiku - A Hands-On Guide by Jane Reichhold. The former is excellent for a concise overview of the history and considering my knowledge prior to reading it was limited to the concept of 5-7-5 poems about nature, it’s been a real eye–opener. The second book by Jane Reichhold is probably the better out of the two for practical advice and technique.