National Haiku Day

Today is National Haiku Day, celebrating the Japanese style of writing poetry with 17 syllables broken into three lines of five, seven, and five. They traditionally evoke images of nature, and their simplistic style has made them popular worldwide. In honor of this holiday, I have compiled three haikus from my poetry collections.

Florida: A Haiku
Hot, humid, beach time
Disney World is lots of fun
Alligator watch
Babel: A Haiku
To build a tower
They wanted to reach Heaven
God mixed language.
Sorry, Moses
Moses strikes the rock
He disobeyed God and lost
Can’t enter Promised Land.