I cannot remember a time when I did not write poetry. I can remember finding this in my daughter's book when she was 7:-
'It is snowing, it is glistening,
It is time for Jesus' christening'
and thinking 'chip off the old block!'.
There will be poems from other sources too,all acknowledged.
ice on the doorstep.
Gingerly I try the street,
Breathing broken glass.
Maybe you havent met Halku before?
It is a very strict form of Japanese verse.
It must have three lines.
The first line must have five syllables,the second seven, and the third five.
The disciplined structure concentrates the mind.
There is no room for trivia!
God willing, there will be a Haiku verse for every month of 2012.