I took a break from updating posts because I was trying to catch up with completing last year’s big resolution. I am on track to finish.
Now I’m thinking about resolutions for next year and it occurred to me that I could/should/would commit to posting a haiku every day. I generally compose haiku mentally as I walk or look out of my window, or sometimes an item in a book or on TV will catch my attention and launch me into haiku mode. I will do my best to share at least one each day. Knowing that others can track my progress might make me more conscientious and deliver as promised.
I wrote this as I listened to the rainstorm last night.
The Cleansing Rain
Rain washes the leaves,
and under the canopy
leaves a mud puddle.
Another version of The Cleansing Rain that uses even less syllables, as Kerouac believed western haiku should be formatted, is:
I prefer this version. It produces the same image and sentiment with less words and syllables.