New Year Haiku

Snowmelt drips, freezes.
Each drop clings to one above.
Icicle unfolds.

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  1. And I just wanted to say Happy New Year to you once again, Louise. These are beautiful words. Recently, I finished a young adult historical fiction novel titled Thin Wood Walls (my oldest son and I occasionally take turns reading the same books so we can discuss them together) about a Japanese American family from Auburn/the White River valley during the 1940s/WWII and their terrible ordeal/upheaval stemming from xenophobia, racism and government policies of that time which forced them to leave their home for two internment camps in California (the father of the family was a community leader hence detained separately from the rest of the family for a long period). The story is told through the eyes of the youngest member of the family and he’s a budding writer and his haiku is sprinkled throughout and I thought it was just lovely. I don’t have a nuanced understanding of the form but I find it very special and graceful, perhaps because I am so verbose and sort of clumsy with words.

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    1. Thank you! I’m not much on poetry but I do like haiku because of its brevity (3 lines, 5-7-5 syllables). Traditional Japanese haiku is usually about nature, but subject matter is limitless. I wrote one about pie once!


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