Littered English leaves
Drop from Texan blue skies –
ZZ Top pull strings
This poem was written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, Ghost Writer #29, where the topic was “Pop culture references in haiku and senryu.” Jen from Blog It Or Lose It provided the guest post on this occasion and, after enjoying her wonderful writing for the past few months, I was finally tempted to start trying haiku myself. So, basically it’s all Jen’s fault – she’s a fiend [shudder].
Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is the blog of Chèvrefeuille, who organises daily intriguing prompts for writers. From reading his posts and comments I’ve started to get some idea of what defines haiku, e.g. http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/p/lecture-1-how-to-write-haiku.html. Along with these rules, he mentioned in another post that there should be no “I, me, my” in classical haiku. Thanks to both he and Jen for stirring up my interest in what is, for me, a new approach to writing.