It's April! Also known as National Poetry Month. Which I love.
A few years ago, I committed myself to posting here a different poem for every day in the month of April. And that was a hell of a lot of work. I'm not taking that on again. But I do have an idea. During the month of April, all of my posts will include a haiku summarizing that post, sort of a poetic telegraph to all my blah-blah-blah. That should keep my brains from turning to mush, at least for the next thirty days.
A haiku, as we know, is a poem consisting of three lines with a specific number of syllables in each line. According to the classic Japanese rules, the haiku should have a reference to the seasons or some other natural phenomenon. I'll abide by the syllable count, but I make no promises as to the season or natural phenomenon reference.
So here's the first one:
First five syllables,
then seven, then five again
while daffodils bloom.