Sunday, January 6, 2013
Red Boat Haiku
Thin skim of sea ice
and a red boat is still docked,
tethered to summer.
Poetry exercise. Take a picture. Then describe what you see, simply, in one short line. Make sure you place the kireji, the twist in the middle at line two; you are looking for a break in logic, the shift that alters a reader's mental picture. Complete the idea. 17 syllables: 5/7/5. Voila: Haiku.