I became interested in haiku while on retreat a couple of years ago.  I like these disciplined poetic forms, and one of the particular attractions of haiku for me is that it is in the present tense.  I am trying to live more in the present tense.   The other rules of haiku are: three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively, no punctuation, no capitals, and no rhyme.

This was one of my first.


clump of hill-crest trees

charcoal black against the sky

the unhurried crow



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