Wanna play Haiku Harvest?

Jim Wilson of Haiku Habitat is still contemplating whether he has enough time to continue his column in this new format. But I love haiku and it’s so fun to write, so until he commits, let’s play Haiku Harvest.

For those that need a reminder:

  1. There are only three lines, totaling 17 syllables.
  2. The first line is 5 syllables.
  3. The second line is 7 syllables.
  4. The third line is 5 syllables like the first.
  5. Punctuation and capitalization are up to the poet, and need not follow the rigid rules used in structuring sentences.

Feel free to accompany your haiku with an image.

Here’s mine:

Walking the wet path
a dark mosaic of leaves
cracks beneath my boots


Wake up fully dressed
Warm sun aching back foul taste
I left the lights on


My friend the full moon
Shine on the hidden hooty pair.
Swoop in the misty damp.

I may have forgotten what a syllable is.


Sebastopol Cat
wants you to slow down through town
and flow with the slow


Oh, I love it!! Thank you–I’m going out for a walk NOW!!

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Oh, yeah–and watch for us slow od Sebastopuddlians for sure!! Thanks.