Happy National Haiku Day!
According to the online calendars, today is National Haiku Day (also National Bat Appreciation Day). A haiku is a form of short, traditional Japanese poetry. Haiku generally follow a set number and pattern of beats (5 accents, then 7, then 5), and celebrate everyday life.
I am a terrible long-form poet, but I can manage to come up with short, concise observations of daily life. And so, in honor of this day, I present three original works.
Longing for spring break, A student whines at teachers Who hold him captive.
A delighted bee Dances between pink blossoms Waving in the wind.
Brightly-colored ducks Zig-zag through silver-blue waves Beneath the full moon.
Happy spring, everyone!