Ok…so relaxation means too much time on my hands. Still, a small challenge came out of reverie yesterday. I was listening to Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, (Car Talk) on NPR and they were talking about haiku poems, and gave some examples of automotive haiku. I laughed a lot.
It got me to thinking about Anglican / Episcopal haiku possibilities. I am using the 5/7/5 syllable form. Here are some possibilities.
Something for the Gospel on Pentecost, proper 17.
Defiled unclean hands;
Contrite and resolute hearts:
Change is master now.
Or a haiku lament for broken relations in the Anglican Communion:
I have no passport;
No one comes to visit any more:
My city is plowed land.
Or a haiku delight in the freedom of spirit:
I vote yes!
The gate is open:
Hope is everything, and joy.
Sorry for the rulers.
Perhaps you have more. These are minor examples of a form which in the hands of my most excellent readers will blossom into poems of pure joy.
Try your hand, and post them as comments here.