A life in Haiku – February 2013


I found a group on Facebook that I liked the idea of, just before I went into hospital on 9th February. It’s called “A year in haiku” and it’s a group of people writing haiku to describe their daily lives.

I wanted to join in and create something regularly. I also invited a handful of my friends whom I thought would probably join in and enjoy reading them.

We’re using a pretty loose interpretation of haiku – we have assumed that the haiku are lines of 5,7,5 syllables. Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (sounds), in three phrases of 5, 7 and 5 on respectively – and apparently syllables and on are not the same… (but I think we’ll probably pretend they are!!)

So… here are my February haiku:

 

A year in haiku
Life described in concise ways
Is quite inspiring

9/2/13

I’m awake early.
My scary operation
may happen today.

Lots of friends sent love,
said that it will all be fine;
A new me awaits.

10/2/13

Hospital busy;
Organise my visitors
Lean back, close my eyes

11/2/13

Watching the snow fall
Tucked up cosy and warm in
A reclining bed

Physio visit
Says pain to be expected
Time to stretch muscles

Smarting a little,
Pain where something used to be
Adjustment will come.

16/2/13

An offer of toast
Morning’s marmitey pleasure
So nice to be asked

17/2/13

New boobs, new nuisance.
Immobility means cross,
frustrated old mare.

19/2/13

😀 😀 😀
The best news today?
Consultant confirmed cancer
has indeed f*cked off.
😀 😀 😀

22/2/13

Day out with a friend;
a creative conference,
inspiring and fun.

27/2/13

A good day today;
Made a new like-minded friend
via Facebook groups

She is full of beans
Cancer made us both make plans
to go hang-gliding.

28/2/13

A successful night!
Lots of lovely ladies came
and fab friends helped out 🙂

 

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