For the poetically-challenged, haiku is a short form of Japanese poetry with very simple structure and rules. Serious haiku poets would probably argue that there are more guidelines but, heck, this works for me:
- Contains 3 lines
- Has a total of 17 syllables in a 5-7-5 structure
- Doesn’t rhyme
- Usually, but not necessarily, about nature
What better inspiration for nature-inspired poems than a farm. There’s nature all over the place; sometimes I even step in it! Most of my poetic epiphanies occur on my daily walks through our pastures and timber. I meander along the path, vocalizing the gems that free-fall from my brain, while counting syllables on my fingers. Must be an interesting sight!
Below are a few of my “Farm Fresh Haiku” with photos to illustrate, some of which look familiar if you follow my blog.
I’m not sure haiku's usually have titles but couldn't resist when this one popped into my head!
Rusty barbed wire fence
Vicious silent border guard
Shreds t-shirt again
Creeps across dried brown pasture
New green life follows
In dewy green pasture grass
Freshly dropped cow pie
This next one severely pushes the limits on a G-rated blog post!
Bursting from moist ground
Orgasmic phallic fungus
Lovely bright green stalks
Stretch heads to azure blue sky
I'll pass along more haiku's as inspiration seizes me. (The poetically-inclined among you probably hope my inspiration strangles me!) Meanwhile...
Some roses are red,
My violets are not blue,
Fun Farm Fresh Haiku!
OK, that one needs some work!