Sunday, April 01, 2007

April Is The Coolest Month

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.

1 comment:

MsSnS said...

The month of my birth,
also making it coolest
April days delight!