Tuesday February 14th, 2017

The exercise:

Write two haiku about: love.

With all the health issues in recent weeks, today being Valentine's Day was a definite afterthought. Maybe Kat and I will celebrate it a little late, once everyone is fully recovered.

I'm feeling better today, so hopefully work at the bakery tomorrow won't be too miserable.

Mine:

You say you love me,
so go ahead and prove it:
take out the garbage

*     *     *

At first sight? No, dear.
It grew slowly but surely,
and now I am yours

3 Comments:

morganna said...

I know he loves me
He bought me a book he knew
I really wanted.

Greg said...

@Morganna: that's sweet. I think I'd accept that as a measure of true love too!

@Marc: I'm still firmly on the side of thinking that Valentine's Day is woefully commercial and faintly ridiculous ("I only love you once a year" -- though there's probably a story in there waiting to be told). Amusingly here I think everyone I know was watching the PSG-Barcelona game on Valentine's evening, telling their wives/girlfriends/romantic dependents that it was work, and therefore necessary :-D
I think I prefer your first haiku today for its sere practicality, but the second one has a definite appeal because without the context it could be quite sinister.

Love
O little fat man,
Catch me a lover; I am
Ugly but eager.

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Please remember that
I love you just once a year.
Death voids warranty.

Marc said...

Morganna - ah, true love indeed :)

Greg - haha, your first one is brilliant. I feel like a story could be told from that point...

Also: well done on the haiku acrostic :)