An extra Poetry Friday….and during Poetry Month! What riches.
This has been a big month! I had the opportunity to serve as a judge for a kids poetry contest. I learned about nonets from master poet, Irene Latham. And I wrote every day with the 30 Day Haiku Project at Wild Words. Though I have a strong writing habit, I usually miss days. May is all about mining drafts, revision of these new poems, and maybe even submitting my chapbook manuscript. Eeek.
But I’m getting ahead of myself! Let’s end this month with a bunch of poems from the handmade haiku oracle deck.
If you’d like a poem, just leave a comment, and I will pull one for you!
Remember, these are single lines from Basho translated by Robert Hass. I pull three or four cards at random and construct poem. Here’s the one in the photo:
A hillside without a name
the sound of wind
a worm digs silently
Just let me know you’d like a poem, and I’ll make one just for you! Make sure to visit all the lovely Poetry Friday poets over at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme.