beginning haiku . . .

by mulberryshoots

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I’ve been thinking in the back of my mind about writing haiku for a long time. One reason is that it expresses feeling in few words.

Another is remembering a Japanese woman who started painting calligraphy at the age of ninety-one (“you can do it!”) and was deemed a National Treasure of Japan at the age of ninety-five during her “late period” of work. So I suppose it’s never too late to be creative in new ways.

Today, composing haiku has stepped forward and here’s one for today:

                                 “My light is undimmed,

                                  on heron’s spindle legs, stand. . . 

                                  for life sweet and dear.”