No Time for Rhymes

A few years ago, my local newspaper had an article about haiku poetry. It stirred a memory in me and I researched exactly what the rules were. They invited readers to send in some haikus and they might get published. I wrote 3 of them. The article mentioned something about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and that spurred me to write one about Thanksgiving. The other two are about subjects I consider myself well versed on… Publix SuperMarkets (spent 35 yrs employed there) and hiking (I’ve hiked the first 350 miles of the Appalachian Trail). A month or so after the original article, on the Sunday after Thanksgiving they had an article that if I recall correctly had all three of mine published. I believe they published over a hundred or so. Pretty much all that had been sent in. I didn’t even know mine were in the paper. A friend of my wife’s told her on Facebook. Here’s the rules that apply to writing haiku:

  1. There are no more than 17 syllables.
  2. Haiku is composed of only 3 lines.
  3. Typically, every first line of Haiku has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the third has 5 syllables. Here’s my haikus… 🙂

Love Thursday’s turkey
It always taste delicious
But better next day

Climb a big mountain
Then another two or three
There’s more up ahead

Spent a lifetime there
Thankful for all it gave me
Happy to be done

Published by Rodney

Just a guy sharing a bit of a peek into my life, my brain, my oddities

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