Today's Prompt: "Here are the two prompts for the day (you only need to choose one, unless you're all about pushing yourself to the limit):
1. Write a haiku. The haiku is not just a form but a genre of poetry. People sometimes go into writing a haiku and end up with a senryu or a faux-ku, but it's all good (and all poetry).
2. Write about the haiku. I know there are some poets (in this very group even) who are anti-form. So, I'm giving them the option to write their anti-haiku manifestos. Of course, if you pay attention to this 2nd prompt, it doesn't need to be anti-haiku; your poem could be questioning or even praising the haiku. Or something." Poetic Asides
I like haiku. I like the constraints and the need to reduce everything, distill it down to an essence. They aren't easy to write well. I think I spent the same amount of time on these two haiku as I did on longer poems. I know haiku rules aren't cut and dried, and I will bend them if necessary, but part of the fun is trying to work within the constraints of the form. I did one, then another came to me, and I played with it a while, finalized and posted it. Yes, I overachieved. Don't tell.
A pair of haiku
sudden morning rain
earthworms rise to the surface
twin lambs stand, totter
new mother grazes head down
eagles soar overhead