Saturday, September 4, 2010
Happy haiku to you and BBQ, too
The farmers' market was berry-beautiful this morning, which is a fine thing for this Labor Day weekend's Blog Party BBQ hosted by KarenG. Share virtual goodies and meet new blogging friends. There's always room for more.
I'm also totally in for Stephanie Thornton's Haiku Blogfest. This is Day 2, and I'm dishing up several pictures and poems.
their needle-sharp thorns
couldn't save the plump berries
from ravenous hordes.
old secrets lurk in
layers of stoney timelines--
a silent tick-tock.
I live in California earthquake country and wrote this with earthquakes on my mind. My blogging buddy, Wen Baragrey, lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, and had a terrible fright when they were jolted fiercely by a 7.1 quake. She wrote about it here. I'm sure she'd love to get some virtual support from anybody who cares to drop by.
I would drift like sea
foam out past snowy breakers
to the endless deep
This one is closest to where I am right now in both spirit and my WIP. I need the ebb-and-flow. I need to be lost in vastness. I need to see where the tide takes me.
Happy holiday to those in the U.S. and happy weekend to all.
P.S. If you want a little fun in your haiku, here's the link to my zombie haiku. And if you want to know more about my introduction into writing haiku, you can read that here.