Monday, April 17, 2017

PAD Day 17: Happy Haiku Day!

Today's dual prompts from Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo: (1) write a "dance" poem, and (2) write a "nocturne" (a poem about the night). Today is International Haiku Day, celebrated every April 17, (17th of the month, 17 syllables - get it?) and this year has special significance because it's 2017. I'm surprised that neither blogger (especially Robert at Poetic Asides, who pointed out Haiku Day to us) gave us a haiku prompt. So in the spirit of the day, here are three haiku (one is a "monoku" and may be the first I've ever written). Two of the three fit both of today's prompt themes.

here on this island
the fastest things I can find        
are the hummingbirds

heat lightning
dances through distant clouds –
no sleep tonight

carnival dancers limbo under the stars

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