Sunday, June 13, 2010

Haiku

I am a fan of Haiku.  The Japanese poetry that uses syllables and nature.  The syllables are counted, five for the first line, 7 for the second and 5 for the last. I think one of the reasons I like it is the fact that anyone can write a haiku and it will sound decent.  I can write haiku.  That makes me happy.

Today's is:

Sunshine through the glass
fills up my heart and body.
Can you see me smile?

The reason I write this is plain to me.  I'll make it plain to you.  I am up early...as usual, my internal clock says I should be awake when it's light outside.  So, I am drinking my coffee.  However, I looked up and the sunlight is rushing through the kitchen window painting my plants in a golden light.  I can hear finches singing.  The coffee is doing the trick, and all is right with the world.

A finch sings his song,
sunlight and coffee warm me,
Spring is wonderful.

See, I did it again.

We cleaned the house and I mowed the lawn yesterday.  I also sprayed some of the weeds and it seems to be doing the trick.  I think I am ready for the rest of the week!  I can relax and not have to worry about making sure the lawn is mowed or the weeds are sprayed.  School is out or nearly out (depends on the district) and I am unlikely to be called for sub jobs.  I think I will enjoy the sunshine where ever it finds me.  I hope you will too.

1 comment:

Cora said...

You forgot your kireji.