Tuesday July 23rd, 2013

The exercise:

Write two haiku about something that is: fleeting.

Had a much too short visit from a high school friend and her family this afternoon. Great to catch up and show her around the farm, just wish they'd been able to stay a bit longer. Or that we'd been less busy with produce boxes.

Ah well, maybe next time.


What is here today
may be gone tomorrow; may
we treasure it now.

*     *     *

An unexpected
breeze brings me hints of lilac...
now death's stench returns.


Greg Bennett said...

Your second haiku makes me wonder if you were muck-spreading today, not assembling produce boxes! All visits from good friends are fleeting, all you can do is enjoy them and try and schedule the next one before they leave :)
I think I like your second haiku better today, despite the prayerful nature of the first, simply because it makes me wonder what you've been doing....

An English summer
Lasts for almost one whole day.
It's ephemeral.


Sailing fifty ships
together isn't showing
off – it's just fleeting!

Paolo Dias Fernandes said...

Good Afternoon,
I'm a french writer,student, and i love your work.
I wanted to know if you're to I translate your articles on a french blog?
Thank you for reading.
You can contact me here : astrophysiqui@gmail.com

Marc said...

Greg - hah, no, nothing like that. Just liked the twist involved in the second one :)

And you're quite right about visits from good friends.

I do quite enjoy your first one, but the wordplay in the second takes the cake this week.

Paolo - thanks for your kind words, as well as your offer. But I think I'm happy just having this stuff on this blog only.