Friday, 25 September 2009

smashing glass
in the recycling bin -
blackbird alarm call


previously published in Haiku Scotland 21


I'm delighted to see that the Salisbury Centre Autumn Programme is now up, you can find it here - scroll down to find out more about the ghazal workshop I'll be presenting on 31 October.

12 comments:

Pearl said...

nice juxtoposition

jinksy said...

What happened to the 5-7-5 thing? I wish I understood...

Crafty Green Poet said...

jinksy - because syllables in English are so different from syllables in japanese, most serious English language writers of haiku have dispensed with 5-7-5 as a rule and use it as an upper limit (though longer lines are acceptable if for example you're writing a haiku about a rhododendron). Also haiku can be written in one line or two. If you want to find out more, you can follow some of the links in the sidebar under haiku.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love the idea of smashing glass and blackbird alarm call Juliet.
Am I the only one who gets the feeling that I am standing on my head when I first glimpse your header?

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bunnygirl said...

I like this, but it makes me once again wish I had glass recycling close by.

fourwindshaiga said...

This one makes me think!

steven said...

hello crafty green - the crows are huge fans of garbage and recycling night around here. they love to root and forage for whatever treasures there might be. cool writing. steven

Thomma Lyn said...

Ooh, cool haiku -- I like the twist and surprising imagery of the last line.

Lucy the Cat said...

Wonderful shadows and I love the reflection on your header.
That is a captured reflection to proud of.

Nina Xi said...

I really like the first picture! You manage to capture the whole castle in the shadow. Beautiful! Thank you for your comment at my blog!

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

just plain pretty.. thanks for sharing!