I wanted to write about daffodils, my favourite flowers, but I couldn’t quite get it right. I was thinking of yellow stars and blazes of pollen like comet trails, or maybe an orchestra of silent trumpets. Anyway, that didn’t work out. Next I returned to an image from a short story I once wrote and came up with:
Branches a black scrawl
till the first buds pop
colouring in spring
I also wanted to try writing haikus with even fewer syllables. Simple, silent, calm – that’s what I was going for:
Bridges cast off
the sea har
reflect the sun
Points of light
on the Forth
Did anyone else write a spring/autumn haiku this week?
For next Sunday I’m going to try writing a poem in terza rima. The simplest form, I believe, would be five lines with the rhyme pattern A-B-A, B-B. You can have more verses – check out the wikipedia page on terza rima for the rules.