In that spirit, we asked the younger people in our department to write a Haiku.
Kieran Patrick Parker was given the subject waiting for 5 o’clock:
Time Drags on Like a Dead Leg
Freedom So Far Off
Our lovely coordinator—who wishes to remain unnamed—chose to write about her lousy weekend trip to Boston:
I went to Boston
No sticky buns to be had
Just cat fights and tears.
For more Haiku inspiration, take a look at Essential Haiku edited by Robert Haas—which contains classic works by Matsuo Bashō, Yosa Buson, and Kobayashi Issa.
Do you Haiku?