Did I ever tell you about my first publishing credit? It was for U.S.A. Today. My payment was a baseball cap which I wear proudly by the pool and on the golf course. I contributed to their on-line haiku poem. I love writing haiku poems. Creating one gets my creativity flowing.
For those of you who don’t know what a haiku is here is the definition from Wikipedia.
Haiku (俳句 haikai verse?) listen (help•info), plural haiku, is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 moras (or on), in three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 moras respectively. Haiku typically contain a kigo, or seasonal reference, and a kireji or verbal caesura. In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line, while haiku in English usually appear in three lines, to parallel the three metrical phrases of Japanese haiku. Previously called hokku, haiku was given its current name by the Japanese writer Masaoka Shiki at the end of the 19th century.
Okay, so I thought why not this week invite my friends and new guests to tease their muse and submit a haiku poem about summer. So come on while you're having your morning coffee or riding into work, or later at lunch or even after dinner relaxing pick something you love about the season, write the poem and post it here for all of us to enjoy. Show the area of your world. (Please note all works posted here belong to the author. ) I’ll start off with two of my poems.
Pinkish skin gives way
Nectar sweet drips from my lips
Heavenly firm peach
Cool aqua water
Long seven days and six nights
Refreshing the soul.