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Wednesday, November 7, 2012


a hawk, hear its cry
as a car whizzes by
a snake on the road

     Do you ever have days when you get stuck and can't think of anything to write about?  Look out your window.  What is the first thing you see?  Now look for something to move or listen for a noise.  So now you have two things to try writing a haiku about.  Try this and let me know what happens for you.  You are welcome to leave your poem in the comments below.  I'd like to read your poem.  Have a great day listening and observing.


  1. Joy,

    The cycle of life continues. Nice one!

    1. Linda,
      What I thought fun about this poem was the ambiguity of that "its." That pronoun could refer to the hawk or the snake depending on how you want to read the haiku.

  2. I like your images, Joy, and the juxtaposition of nature and machinery. Here's one for you:


    Your swollen belly
    hangs low enough to brush
    the top of my bowed head

    1. Tabatha,
      Thank you for sharing your haiku. This is beautiful. I love the thought of brushing the head.
      I so enjoy following your posts.