Queuing Haikus (suggested by CFS) by Graeme Sandford
“Dad? Are we there yet?”
Me: “Nearly; it’s not far now”
I lied; Then she cried.
The heater it worked;
Hot air streaming out at me
as the engine boiled.
No. 3 (remembering I am in a long traffic queue driving in a car!)
A serene calm fell;
All around me there was peace –
As I fell asleep.
and follow it with another idea for a haiku that I have just had, entitled:
When the time I Have To Write Poetry is Short- I will write Haikus by Graeme Sandford
Which is also called (by me) the ‘Title Haiku‘ by Graeme Sandford
Title Haiku: is its also title;
But, this is is not the haiku that you were expecting:
That was in the title itself.
Such fun to play with a format or bend the rules a little. I am always up for having a playful go at tweaking my words to give added depth or meaning – or just because I am a cheeky type!
Seventeen syllables is a little short for some – it’s like being served up a polo mint (other mints are avilable) instead of the family roast you were expecting (just an example).