1.23.2020 – one haiku a day

one haiku a day
three hundred sixty five days
keeps doctor away

WordPress says I have made 365 posts to my blog, No Haiku for You.

When this started, I had no idea I would keep at for a year.

I had no idea how much I would come to enjoy it.

Even look forward to it.

It is how I start my day.

It is how I go through my day.

Ask my wife how many times I hear a phrase or comment and say ‘There is a haiku there.”

I carry a notebook to write these thoughts down.

As I read, I take note of words, combinations of words, use of language and the odd old quote.

Words that show that, “Words of the world are the life of the world,” as I quoted Brendan Gill on Wallace Stevens.

I reproduce, rewrite, repurpose those words and thoughts in 17 syllables.

Are they real Haiku?

Do they follow the rules of Haiku?

Can the rules of Haiku be adhered to using the English Language?

Well, you have me there.

I don’t know.

Seems like I was taught somewhere back in grade school that a haiku was a 5 – 7 – 5 syllable expression of thoughts and that is good enough for me.

If someone reads or comments on my thoughts so much the better.

It has been therapeutic for me regardless.

My psychiatrist.

My confessional.

My outlet.

So there you are.

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