Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My First Haiku

I didn't expect to take up today's Blogathon 2011 theme of haiku because I'm not one to write poetry, let alone haiku, but yesterday I had half an hour to spare waiting to pick up my son in downtown Chicago, so I walked over to Buckingham Fountain, sat on a bench in the mild light of the early spring evening, and took notes on my surroundings. Little did I know that I was preparing to write my first haiku:

The fountain spews.
Its veil of water billows
in the lake breeze.


  1. I'm loving Haiku day! I'm especially drawn to ones like yours that have corresponding pictures. Love it, thanks for sharing!

  2. I like seeing the pic and reading the words!!

  3. I never thought I could write haiku, but once started, you somehow want to keep going. You're on a new journey, Annette!


  4. Thanks for the compliments, everyone! Not sure I will really embark on a haiku journey, Nancy, but it was fun learning about haiku and giving it a try.

  5. Are you sure that is your first Haiku?