Intro to Poetry: Day 1

Poetry is a writing form I avoid. I don’t paint word portraits or scenes. I fail at rhyming. But I am taking the Intro to Poetry tutorial offered by Bloggers U. The “why” of it is too complex. Call it a learning thing.

Day 1 topic is water. Form suggestion is haiku. 

I live on a rather circular island roughly 17 miles in diameter. Water surrounds me. And yet, drinking water is not very plentiful. Most of us purchase it imported in bottles–multi-liter ones, personal-sized ones, every measure in between. Water serves as a partial gratuity for workers, a social nicety similar to an offer of coffe or tea, and a highly conserved natural resource. Plants get watered with recycled wash water, showers are turned off during soaping and scrubbing. It is better conserved here among full-time residents here than it is in California during fraught season. Just as in California, we don’t get much rain here, and the mid-day sun sucks up what water it can so clouds can drop it elsewhere. 

And so, having set the background, here is my attempt at a haiku to water.

Drip, drip into bowls / ecologists and the dog / rejoice in small sips.


About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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11 Responses to Intro to Poetry: Day 1

  1. poet31 says:

    I love your haiku. It works well. πŸ‘

  2. I am behind on this and hope to catch up on my day off, great job here, Jackie

  3. I love your blog post.thanks for visiting mine .

  4. Grandtrines says:

    Reblogged this on Still Another Writer's Blog.

  5. Jocelyn says:

    The story behind your haiku was very interesting, and don’t worry, your haiku turned out better than you think! πŸ˜€

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