February 12th, 2012


NaHaiWriMo week #2

As February continues to move along, I'm pleased to report that I have continued to stay on track on writing a haiku a day.

Michael Dylan Welch's daily NaHaiWriMo prompts on the NaHaiWriMo Community Facebook page have helped me maintain the discipline.

Writing to prompts isn't for everyone, but I find that it loosens up memories in my mind and brings them back to the surface, allowing me to re-experience those moments in my life.

Here is this week's crop.

Feb 6: frame

lowest low tide
a pair of wire-framed glasses

Feb 7: grief

lock of hair
from his last haircut
deep winter

Feb 8: hat

hat against desert sun
my arm brushes
the cholla

Feb 9: ice

the heat between us
cooling off…
iced coffee

Feb 10: jam

last jar
of her apricot jam
spring thaw

Feb 11: kitchen

kitchen sink bubbles
a toddler on the floor
with pots and pans

Feb 12: laundry

stain sticks
a singer in the band
on scrub board

The prompt for Feb 13 is mountain. Stay tuned.