While housebound with yet another February snow and ice storm raging, I pass the time writing about the woes of winter in the following haiku using one of my favorite writing tools…alliteration.
Wild winds whip the snow
while winter wages white war
without a warning.
In 2014 when my memoir, “My Precious Life” was published, I was working on a book of poetry, in the works for over forty years. “The Moon is Always Full” is now about a week away from printing. This is a sample cover of the book which contains one-hundred-and-twenty-nine poems, including thirty-one in haiku form.
This is proof positive that we are never too old to start something new. Having been on this planet for eighty-one-plus years, each day continues to be an opportunity to welcome new ideas and seek new horizons. Carpe diem!
Questions and feedback are most welcome.
THE MOON IS ALWAYS FULL
Once a month…
the full moon is revealed:
but when it’s on the wane
that fullness seems concealed.
Its many phases mark the heavens,
earth’s tides reveal its pull
the naked eye may yet espy
the moon is always full.
©Patricia Ann Boyes
For those not familiar with haiku, it is a form of Japanese poetry, the criteria being to present an image, evoke a mood and make an observation. There are three lines with five syllables in the first and last line and seven syllables in the middle line. Example:
Peeling an orange (5) image
the bitter juice squirts my eye (7) mood, feel the sting
one blink and it’s gone. (5) observe disappearance
And now I’d like to share with you a couple of haikus I have written over the years which will appear in my upcoming poetry book.
He had a tantrum
it spoiled my serenity
and made me angry.
Dinner was superb
red snapper on the menu
tasty on the tongue.
Crouched low in the grass
sly cat watched bird eat its meal
one pounce, bird was meal.
His gait was rapid
head bent low against the storm
heading for shelter.
That’s all for now, folks. Thank you for any comments.