François-René Rideau (fare) wrote,
François-René Rideau

A Few Haikus

My brother and I were discussing of western adaptations of haikus, and we started composing haikus in French. Afterwards, I composed this series in English, with the same theme as I had explored in French. Our constraints:

first and third lines rhyme,
syllables: 5-7-5,
a season, a chime.

If you read my blog, you know what this is all about. I fear they are even worse than my French haikus, but oh well.

- When will there be Spring?
I feel so cold and hungry.
- When you stop sitting!

Birds sing in the tree
But if you want to catch one
Open your eyes, Gee!

In the sun, short rest
Still more strain and still more pain
But now you harvest

Leaves on the loose
But 'til all fall from me -- see!
Always time to choose

Tags: en, family, haiku, japan, memories, poetry, self-help, travel
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