An ode to spring in haiku

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by admin on May 7, 2014

By Melanie Scott

 

So, we put out the haiku challenge, and you responded. Except that our editor, in a fit of haiku frenzy, provided incorrect instructions: haiku is 5-7-5 syllables, not 7-5-7. Hence:

 

ack! haiku error

five-seven-five is correct

oh, please forgive me

 

Meanwhile, three Wakefielders tossed in their 19, 17, 17, and 17 cents:

 

Peter Gillies:

 

Wakefield in nineteen sill bulls?

You must be kidding.

We will put New York to shame

 

… and Alex Braun came up with this gem:

 

2:20 a.m.

 

screaming red digits

wake me in the dark of night

I have to go pee…

 

… and Laurie Gough penned two spring-inspired verses:

 

Just before I die

Could you prop me up to catch

One last glimpse of spring

 

Endless fields of snow

Overtaking long cold nights

Shutting hearts to spring

 

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