Today’s Haiku

housefly56A humid evening—
the housefly quits the wall
to make love to my nose.

Copyright © 2009 Jim Sizemore.

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3 Responses to Today’s Haiku

  1. Lance Lawshe says:

    I thought a haiku was 5-7-5

    1. a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.

    I like the poem though.

  2. Jim says:

    Thank you for the comment, Lance. I think you’re right, the 5-7-5, 17 syllable style is classic Japanese haiku. But I also seem to remember that the American version(s) is (or can be) more lax when it comes to structure. (It took a lot of effort for me to just get the 17 syllable part.) I’d be interested to know what others have to say.

  3. leafless says:

    Funny! I like it.

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