A Fish On A Hook.

Two bits for a book?

I'm compelled to stop and look -

A fish on a hook.

Could you pass without stopping?

Didn't think so.

A haiku a day for April - National Poetry Month.


  1. I've been reading these poems amazed. You describe and then wrap up a thought so delightfully that it is a pleasure to read. This one is especially good.

    1. Thank you, Kym!

      No one is more surprised than me, I must admit. When I started the "haiku a day for a month project," I thought it would be a piece of cake. Then I almost immediately floundered, and it didn't seem like I could think of ANYTHING worth writing. I almost quit several times because I was having to force the writing to such a large degree.

      But sticking with writing exercises has always taught me something in the end, even if I bomb. And man am I glad I persevered and stuck with this project. Working through the muck at the start of the month has really resulted in some surprisingly nice haiku here at the end of the month.

      It's like something clicked right in the middle of the month, and writing these little bits of verses once a day began to feel natural. In fact, I now look forward to doing them every evening, if you can believe it!! The project will come to a close here in a couple days, and I think I'm really going to miss writing a haiku every day! That seems so strange to say. But it really speaks to how important it is to exercise the "writing muscle" even when you don't feel like it.

      On the last day of the month, I'm going to write a whole post about this experience that's centered on one of my favorite books - a beautiful, hand-made volume of haiku that inspired this whole journey for me. Thank you so much for sticking with my project!! I'm glad to have given you something worth reading here at the end.