Bookshelf Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #9

Image CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 Steve Rotman on Flickr.com I am joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge in December. I think most people probably have bookshelves full of books they’ve read. But I rarely reread books, so when I finish one, I tend to keep it moving–to a friend, the library, my students. My…

Pomegranate: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #8

Image CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 Steve Rotman on Flickr.com I am joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge. I have been trying to bring a haiku mindset to my daily tasks, and during the all-too-brief pomegranate season, that includes daily pomegranate prep. One pomegranate, split among three of us, my son getting the lion’s share.…

Highway Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #6

Image CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 Steve Rotman on Flickr.com I’m joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge in December. I pass few cars in the sixty miles I drive to work over open prairie, but the highway still sometimes has the feel of an obstacle course. It’s a rare commute that doesn’t require at least…

Found Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #5

Image CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 Steve Rotman on Flickr.com I’m joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative in a daily haiku challenge for December. For my found haiku, I decided to mine one entry in a field journal I recently started to capture notes when I hike. One found haiku led to another haiku, and somehow I ended up with…