Thursday, May 04, 2006

Night and Day

Street lamps light the night.
A sparrow sings cheerily.
Dawn brings confusion.

May brings thick damp heat.
The pharmacy demonstrates

Abaya flying,
Shopping cart rattling, Mum sprints.
Small son laughs out loud!


nzm said...

Nice - very nice!

Haikus are fun to make up because they're short and don't require much thought except to make the syllable count and the words make sense!

liebe from Germany!

MamaDuck said...

It's lovely to hear from you. I hope all goes smoothly and you get time to breathe between flights and meetings. You know, I am really enjoying playing with the haiku form. It's fun to play of course, but making the 'straight' ones is almost like a meditation on whatever the subject is. It holds the moment. I have a book of haikus by and African American poet, Richard Wright. The afterword about the form makes difficult reading because I have such a British sensibility, but the haikus themselves are varied and lovely. Hang on, there's one I think you'll like on our birdie theme:

All right, You Sparrows;
The sun has set and you can now
Stop your chattering!

And what about this?

I give permission
For this slow spring rain to soak
The violet beds.


Oh - and thanks for the haikudos - and the limerick! Shucks!