Mom belongs to a couple of active women's clubs .. and a book club. She's busy. A member of one of her clubs asked others to write haiku for a meeting at the end of October.
Leaves turning golden
Days becoming shorter now
Summer has escaped.
That's Joycie's haiku. "It just came really fast," she said. Don't you love when writing works like that? She told me also that her clubmate had mistakenly said haiku is 7-5-7. Mom knew better than that. Hers is the traditional 5-7-5 count.
Wikipedia tells me that the Japanese say haiku has 17 moras (or on), in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 moras respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this is inaccurate as syllables and moras are not the same. ... but I digress.Regular readers here will remember that my mom and I shared a love of haiku before. In April, we wrote a poem for the Denver Post's weekly haiku contest: Bonded by daylight and the prospect of winning
During our talk today, my mom read this week's Denver Post haiku winner's piece to me:
Dad favors cherry
I prefer coconut cream
Will heaven have pie?
Mom, you can call anytime. Especially if you want to read poetry. And, yes, my heaven has pie. Back atcha, babe:
Mom, call anytime
with stories of pain or joy
always love haiku