When You’re Not Here

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Days are bleak and cold

Without you here beside me

I feel so alone

Rest assured, dear readers, that I am neither sad nor alone; but the sight of this snow-covered glider speaks of solitude to me, thus prompting the Haiku.

The main rule of Haiku writing, of course, is three lines containing 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively, but there are many acceptable ways to accomplish that. One popular technique is the “complete thought per two lines” rule. Imagine if I removed the third line. Would the first two lines form a complete sentence or thought? Conversely, if the first line was removed, would the second and third lines be complete? When You’re Not Here is an example of this technique.

Wishing you warmth and contentment today and always,

Grammy

Playful Shadows – a Triple Haiku

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Morning light pierces

tattered edges of night ’til

darkness slips away

 

Birds begin to sing!

What once was stillness is gone

as dawn runs through trees

 

Within the old house

no one knows that shadows play

outside the window

 

A Haiku (for my poetry-challenged friends) is typically three lines of un-rhymed verse with five syllables on the first line, then seven, then five. Since I continued this Haiku from a single, to a double, then a triple; it is my response to today’s one-word prompt: Continue.

It is also an entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Shadows

Photo taken at Rivercene Mansion Bed & Breakfast in New Franklin, Missouri