NaPoWriMo Day Six – Haiku

Dry, desert vista
Glistens with rare spring shower
My bedroom window

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NaPoWriMo Prompt – And now, the (as always, optional) prompt. We got rather complicated with yesterday’s prompt, so today’s is much simpler. Take a good look outside your window. Spend a minute or so jotting down all the nouns you see outside. Tree. Car. Bus. Dog. Then spend a minute or so writing down all the colors you see. Finally, think about taking place outside. Is the wind blowing? “Blow.” Is someone walking their dog? “Walk.” Spend a minute or so writing down these verbs. Now you’ve got a whole list of words from which to build a poem, mixing and matching as you go. Happy writing!

A few days ago, after I wrote a poem about Susanoo, the Shinto god of sea and summer storms, I realized there was a rare spring shower coming down.  The weather man did say we would have a slight chance of rain, after 5 PM.  It started to pour around 3:30 PM.  Both my girls came home soaked. Not completely the entire fault of the weather; they did slow down on their way home.  Rain is such a rarity in the desert, we all enjoy it. I’m learning something this NaPoWriMo 1) I need to write about water gods more often; 2) this is a true haiku 5-7-5 AND it’s a lune 3-5-3.

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