April 2: Squirrel v. Dog

This form of haiku–5-7-5–is an Americanization of the art form. Really, haiku are not limited by syllables. Yes they are short. But the “most important characteristic of haiku,” says Michael Dylan Welch in his blog Graceguts is how it conveys, through implication and suggestion, a moment of keen perception and perhaps insight into nature or human nature. Haiku does not state this insight, however, but implies it.” I have to admit, I am daunted by the possibility of haiku and the simple crystallization of thought, image and insight. For that reason, I will probably stick with the American form this month. Today, a bit of front door silliness.

dog watches squirrels
slink and dart outside the pane
of salivation

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