July is ending, and I can’t believe it. I’m going to Denver with my brother to see the Rockies play the LA Dodgers on Sunday and to the Broncos Training camp on Monday morning, so this will be a shorter blog post, featuring some of my haikus.
During my walks in 2021, these haikus came to me. I’d count out the syllable as I walked (1st line—5 syllables; 2nd line—7 syllables; 3rd line—5 syllables). Then I repeated them several times so I wouldn’t forget them before jotting them down when I got home. The subjects varied—usually the day and what was going on generated it.
Now I walk alone
Not a tragedy at all.
My best companion!
Good Friday has come.
The world awaits Easter Day.
Jesus is alive!
Repeat their dear names
Out loud, often with respect.
Keeps them present here.
A sad hollow space
In my heart. No room for him.
Cataracts, oh my!
Slowly my vision changed, but
Surgery clears it!
Dare to love deeply!
One more loss added today!
Open heart once more!
My walk companions now.
I prefer your view!
The structure and limitations of haiku force me to think about my word choice, making the verse crisp. Then the punch or twist at the end sometimes comes as a surprise.
July ending had nothing to do with my haikus’ subjects. I’ll share my July haikus in another post.
Do you read poetry? Do you like haikus? What is your favorite form of poetry?
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