BRILLIANT BLOOMS – PROMPT #162 AND HAY(NA)KU
Things take on a different slant when we give them human traits. And imagined conversations between inanimate objects could be as interesting. Couple that with the simplicity of our INFORM Hay(na)ku, and we are back on track with some excellent (and always difficult) choices.
First for the “PERSON-TO-PERSON” prompt, Michelle Hed takes us outside for this bit of joyful banter.
The Grass and The Trees but Not the Bumblebees by Michelle Hed
“Here she comes!
Where? I don’t see her!
Ah, her feet are bare,
her skin caresses my blades.
What are you talking about,
she is crushing you!
No, no it feels good.
I think you are nuts.
Oh, she is coming towards me,
she has more suet to put in the feeder
that I hold for her.
You mean that box,
hanging by a wire that is cutting into your skin?
It’s not cutting me!
See, she is smiling
she just patted my trunk!
You are pathetic.
You are just jealous
Because she only touches you with your feet!
I am not!
Oh look, it’s sprinkler time!
Aw, that feels so good on my roots.
Yeah, my blades are soaking it in
and standing tall.
I love that woman.
Yeah, me too.”
(C) Michelle Hed, 2014
The Hay(na)ku form seems to have become a favorite alternative to the haiku, tanka, pi-ku genre of short form poetry. It can express a statement, or linked together become a complete thought. Many were deserving. My choice this week is Paula Wanken’s Carpe Diemesque “We Are Still Here”
WE ARE STILL HERE by Paula Wanken
Summer is waning.
Do not lament.
CONGRATULATIONS MICHELLE AND PAULA ON YOU SELECTIONS!