Jone has the roundup over at Check it Out . She invites us to participate in a New Year Post Card Exchange!
Our local daily newspaper features a haiku poem inspired by current news. Sometimes I succumb to the challenge. Ordinarily, I write haiku with the "less is more" attitude and don't count out syllables totaling seventeen. But I adhere to the "rule" for these newspaper submissions. Perhaps the editor won't count it as a haiku if it doesn't fit the formula, I reason.
Here are some I have submitted, the last just this week. The first haiku was accepted last year.
life vests flung on shore
they step into Europe’s arms -
wave-tossed to Lesbos
blistered steps through Vienna -
flight to a future
to be closed to immigrants
exit lane open
On a different note, these haiku reflect our current New England landscape.
moon on snow
branches in silhouettelacemaker
genuflect to winter–
dormant green power
And one for the Christmas season paired with a painting by artist Harold Copping.
stars quiver, mortals quakehope births