Tuesday February 23rd, 2010

The exercise:

Your (slightly later than usual) prompt for this week's Two Haiku Tuesday: through the woods.

Had an appointment to get my back worked on and then went for dinner with Kat tonight, thus the lateness.

Mine:

Sun slips through branches
Bending low under the weight
Of last night's snowfall

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Dead leaves underfoot,
Brittle as my ancient bones,
Leading me back home.

3 Comments:

Greg said...

You posted before midnight, surely that's the only thing that counts? And you're onto a good number of days as well, 625 is 25 squared.

Both haikus are melancholic and do a good job of evoking the surroundings of the narrator. The second haiku is a little more oblique, and though it offers more of a question that the first haiku (which is essentially a description of a place), the lack of an answer to the question is a little disatisfying.

Through the woods

Hansel and Gretel
Hand in hand, dart through the woods
Hoping to find home.

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Croci blossom here
Where we buried your mother
In the woods she lov'd.

morganna said...

Little hands printed
In the snow -- a baby, here?
Stripes flash -- hi, raccoon!

Marc said...

Greg - yeah, pre-midnight is all I really care about... I've just been getting the posts up early recently.

I actually like my second better because it's more open ended. Shrug.

Your second haiku is a lovely image.

Morganna - that's cute and made me smile :)