Day21PAD Challenge: haiku


My haiku submission for the April PAD Challenge: Day21

The prompt

1. Write a haiku. The haiku is not just a form but a genre of poetry. (Click here to read more about the haiku.) People sometimes go into writing a haiku and end up with a senryu or a faux-ku, but it’s all good (and all poetry).

2. Write about the haiku. I know there are some poets (in this very group even) who are anti-form. So, I’m giving them the option to write their anti-haiku manifestos. Of course, if you pay attention to this 2nd prompt, it doesn’t need to be anti-haiku; your poem could be questioning or even praising the haiku. Or something.

One haiku with an Indian touch and another from my garden

1.
Railway station
Hot tea from a clay pot
Earthly pleasure

2.
Baby squirrels sleeping
Nestled in an old pair of socks
Little bundles of furry joys

2 thoughts on “Day21PAD Challenge: haiku

  1. ah, ummm, sweet. Can smell the chai in kullar and hear the squeaky ones! Very fresh!

    love the chai in kullar nabina though you do not get many these days

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  2. The first one – evocative. The second one – adorable.

    Are you using ‘earthy’, ‘earthly’ synonymously?

    thanks Priti . yes I am:)

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