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.

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