A haiku is a Japanese poem containing three lines totaling seventeen syllables in the pattern of 5 – 7 – 5 syllables. It is really different than anything I have ever written before and very powerful. It allows the mind to reflect on the shortened text and obtain a variety of potential meanings. I created this using a set of dice called Haikubes that provides a theme and words to choose from.

Enjoy my haiku or don’t; it’s all up to you.

Haiku - 17 syllables

A Reflection on our World

 A REFLECTION ON OUR WORLD (HAIKU)

love: gorgeous places –

wind flying; sweet grass; leaves turn –

eyes glancing: marvel

 

I have been away too long. I am glad to be back.

Bella’s first

 

Baby Factory Farm Animal Poem

From precious birth it all begins
Quickly ripped away from my dear kin

I cry for days for mom to come
She never does and I am glum

I’d rather run and jump and play
But stand quite still and eat all day

Then one day, I leave my pen
Never to eat (or breath) again.

Mark Phipps
Mocha Vegan Podcast
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