Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Oh dear...

So today, in Haiku Club, we were working on a stream-of-consciousness approach to haiku. Basically, we went out into the courtyard and tried to write one haiku after another until we had about twenty. Well....let's just say I got there quite a bit faster than everyone else, and, well, kept going. I think I had fifty-five in total, though not all of them are worth sharing. Here we go...
..........
running.
long grass
tickles my legs
..........
on the sidewalk,
dried leaves crunch
under my feet
..........
decaying crown
of rhododendron blooms
..........
at the board,
a student
explains the teacher
..........
desert sun.
even the camera
is blinded
..........
abandoned building.
the sun still warms
the paving stones
..........
on top of the hill,
a row of pines
..........
old well cover.
under it,
only dirt
..........
frantic notes.
watching my pen run
out of ink
..........
a rabbit
nibbles
the four-leaf clover
..........
after the party,
the eternal
washing up
..........
in the sun, drifting.
awake--
--asleep
..........
strong wind.
suddenly,
it's raining leaves
..........
under the bed
a community
of misfits
..........
dusty attic.
all the relics
bring back stories
..........
that cute boy--
if only I could ask:
is he gay?
..........
early morning.
trying to read
last night's writing
..........
realizing she's late,
wondering
if it's worth it
..........
after the 5-year-old,
nature's sounds
reclaim the woods
..........
looking up,
all I see
are leaves
..........
going dancing.
the first time
in many years
..........

1 comment:

said...

kittyyyyy
i absolutely LOVE these
you're an amazing writer <3