Telling you about
the peace of five seven five
found in lines of three
I have grown and blossomed into my true self since beginning blogging.
I no longer hide who I am in hopes of not offending, being rejected, judged.
Ack, who knows, maybe it's not blogging to thank, but age.
Whatever the route that's led me to myself, I'm here to tell you that I like haiku.
And my kids love haiku because as soon as they could clap out syllables and count to seven, I taught them the fun of laying them out in lines of three. We wait our turn in check out lines or in dentist's waiting rooms, and we haiku our time away.
Haiku 101: so you get what floats my boat: 5-7-5 syllable count on three separate lines.
So you want to know
The secret to finding sleep
Go to bed when tired
I fully realize no one may be reading this post at all, and you know what? Writing haiku is so much fun that's okay!
There will come the time
When my house will be so clean
I'll take the kids, thanks
Have I whet your appetite?
Knocking at the door
Me in pj's and slippers
Can you please leave now?
I've been thinking in haiku (shuttup, it can be a language) ever since my third grade teacher, Mrs. Sproul, mapped some examples out on the green blackboard for our class. Smitten, entranced, I couldn't wait to run home and pull my notebook out from under my bed and do some more.
I tried to teach it to my Spanish grandmother and it went over like a lead balloon. Yeah. She'll take the Romeo and Julietness of Pablo Neruda any day.
"Loving is so short, but the forgetting is so long."
She's right, if it's the physical ache that words can bring you seek, then maybe, no, haiku won't cut it.
I like my thoughts like me: simple and easily amused. Pain free. Like haiku.
Thank you so much for reading here today. Stay tuned for more adventures in growth and maturation when next week Ima tell you about my unabashed love for bluegrass music.
So, go on, dig out the Pure Prairie League cassettes and meet me back here.
If you dig haiku like I do, two must follows on FB and twitter are @suburbanhaiku and @haikuvents.
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