Dear Poetry Lovers,
Please send me a haiku of yours to post. You may use the e-mail email@example.com or put your haiku in Comments. Let me know if you want me to use your first and last name or not.
I’ll start with one of mine.
Struck by lightning bug
Years ago, I know to look
For veiled messages.
Jane is letting me share this one of hers
A child’s crayon suns,
Galaxies strewn on green skies;
The leaves are bitter.
Here is one Asakiyume wrote on a Halloween in the 1990s. She has probably forgotten.
Leaves salute the sun
Then fade away; the planet
Tilts toward dark, and night.
You can subscribe to A Poem A Day from the Academy of American Poets. I signed up after a tip from Ronnie, and I like the daily fix. It reminds me of book my friend Pam gave me when I moved to Minneapolis for a few years. It, too, was called A Poem A Day, and I liked getting into the habit of a daily read. Later, during a year of cancer ups and downs, a photocopied book of daily readings selected by patients was soothing. It’s out of print, and I’ve yet to find one I like as much for friends going through the same business. If you know a good one, I’m all ears.