Another form experiment–“Six Haiku”

As you may or may not know, a haiku is a 17 syllable poem, with the pattern 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables.  Some of the most beautiful Asian haikus are nature poems, each as delicate as the petals of a flower; others are about lost love, new love, almost any kind of love.  I have chosen to write six interconnected haikus on one developing topic, the playfulness of love.  I hope you’re surprised at the end, at least the first time through.

Six Haiku

Cannily watching
He yawns, showing all canines.
The male stretches forth.

Alertness ne'er leaves
And nor does preening his mind,
For his thought is plain:

She sees me, I know.
What he plays at, she grasps well,
Yet lets him remain.

Then time, to business--
Dismiss her from thought, it seems.
He's more things to do.

Just in case she nods,
Forgets, he flexes once more--
A callused conscience.

What if she's a minx?
He has the remedy clear:
You'd think he's a cat.

©Victoria Leigh Bennett, 1/8/17

That’s all, for this evening.  More tomorrow, perhaps.


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