BP: Haiku Windows

Every week the Haiku Foundation features a column called Haiku Windows moderated by haikuist, KJ Munro, and it is published on Wednesday. This week’s prompt was envelope window. She generally chooses about twenty to thirty haiku to publish, highlighting (with commentary) three or four of them. I am both honored and humbled that she chose one of mine this week. Thanks KJ!

Here is my haiku, followed by her commentary:

recycled bill envelope…
I play peek-a-boo
with the baby

Nancy Brady (2018)

Many poems this week are concerned with the contents of the envelope – news that is either welcomed or dreaded – and here we have a completely different scene, where the window of the envelope becomes part of a delightful game…

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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3 Responses to BP: Haiku Windows

  1. Jules says:

    It is nice to thing outside of the box… um envelope!

    (A wonderful surprise package arrived on the day we headed out… I took it with me 😉
    To icky to go exploring. Fog, chilly, snow expected still. So I used the ‘gym’ and took the long way to breakfast and back… And a little slow due to a cold. Every time I think I’m on the mend – night falls and breathing is a chore. I’ll get out soon though. I want to see how close I can get to Lake William.
    I took some photos from my window. One sort of clear and the other in fog. I think it is raining again.
    Rained most of yesterday also.)

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    • Thanks…it is amazing the way life changes (children, grandchildren) affect our writing.

      I understand the weather and the sick thing. Now that winter is officially over, I get a horrible cold with the requisite cold sores after all the blowing of my nose. As for weather, it is mid-40s temperature-wise, yet one minute snow flurries are flying and then five minutes later the sun is brightly shining, back to flurries and gray skies (repeat process). As for getting out, I think I am going to walk to the lake just to see if what the ‘wildcat’ (did you know that Erie is a native American word for wildcat?) Hope you feel better and soon. ~nan

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      • Jules says:

        I think even without reading what I’ve written today : Longing for a Spring Lea You’ve reworded my haibun 🙂

        It’s been another rainy day here. So I didn’t go into town. I do want to get closer to Lake William.

        I did take a snort nap. And have been putting Vaseline on my sore nose! I hope we both get rid of the little germies soon!

        Not being home – no soup… but I’ve also been eating oranges. Get that Vitamin C.


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