Getting almost sociable with my blogging lately: part of a poetry project today run by Suze at Subliminal Coffee.
She explains: 'It's called Tiny Harmonies. What I'd like to do through the first of spring is introduce a theme at the weekend so that the following Friday, participants can post a haiku in response. The collaboration would run for three weeks and the first week's theme is origin.'
1. A form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.
2. A poem written in this form.]
On the theme 'origin,' I did some doodling, and here's what popped out of my biro. Might not be entirely in the count, admittedly!
Attempts, in order of origin, (seems appropriate.)
First, origin as the place that new life starts:
Baby opens palm
Mother's eyes shine
Here Spring buds
Second, origins as a life force rediscovered:
Girl is drunk
On dancing spins so
Free here she is
Third: most simply, the origins of life:
Start: one spark
One cell one replication
Petals open up