I used to write a lot of poetry. Only like two people have ever seen any of it. (For some reason I’m totally fine with sharing every detail of my breast size with the whole world, but am too shy to show people my poetry—whatevs.)
But lately, I’ve been having fun with haiku. If you don’t remember your third-grade poetry lessons, haiku is a Japanese form of poetry with three lines. The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven, and the third line has five.
It’s perfect poetry for busy moms to write, really. Short, concise, to the point. And the whole 5-7-5 thing makes you feel incredibly organized. It’s all kinds of awesome, I’ve decided.
Mom Haiku is My Thing. OH. YEAH. Check it out. Right off the top of my head:
I know not all of you are on Facebook as much as I am (WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU??? Just kidding. Sort of.) so you may not have seen these. And I think there are one or two poems here that I haven’t shared, for those of you who are on Facebook as much as I am. (WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?? Just kidding. Sort of.)
Gosh, you really can’t win when it comes to Facebook, can you?
Anyhoo, enjoy! Or, as they say in Japan, itadakimasu!!
(That’s what the Japanese say before a meal. It’s like bon appetit, basically. It’s not the least bit fitting for this situation, but I don’t remember enough Japanese to say, “I hope you enjoy this haiku I wrote for you.”)