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.


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


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.

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


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 :)