The prompt for the Haiku Foundation’s Haiku Dialogue weekly column (as seen through the Haiku Prism) was the color brown. Tia Haynes, editor for this series, chose one of the haiku this pedometer geek wrote. It is as follows:
she plants geraniums
on parents’ graves.
~Nancy Brady, 2020
Getting one’s fingers dirty is a given when planting anything. Even if wearing gloves, it is hard not to get dirt under fingernails as the soil is packed down around the new plant or seed. That’s what my thoughts were when the haiku was crafted even if the word brown wasn’t obvious. Apparently, the editor felt the same way, or she wouldn’t have included it with the other haiku on the subject. To read other poets’ haiku on the subject of brown, check out http://www.thehaikufoundation.org Troutswirl blog under Haiku Dialogue. From the color of one’s skin to decaying fruit turning brown to fallen leaves, the haiku reflect the many shades of brown. Thanks, Tia, for choosing one of mine from this stalwart group of poems.
Next week’s prompt is white, and up to two haiku can be entered through the contact link near the top of the column through Saturday evening (11:59PM the cutoff time).
On another subject altogether, Healthcode.org’s Million Mile Month has continued into May. This pedometer geek has managed over 49 miles toward the goal of 75 miles. Because this pedometer geek fell five miles short of April’s goal, I decided to lower my expectations while still participating. Hopefully, the community will exceed the million miles and I will exceed my goal by at least 80 miles to make up the previous month’s deficit.
There is still time to join in. Check out http://www.healthcode.org for information.