Remember NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month? Well now it’s NaHaiWriMo, National Haiku Writing Month. I stumbled upon NaHaiWriMo last February, when I was already committed to writing a haiku every day for my blog, and a friend of a friend, who also writes haiku, told me about NaHaiWriMo.
As soon as we got home from Paris (well, the next morning actually) we left again, to go to Connecticut to visit Eric’s mother, Natalie, who is still quite ill, then on to New York to visit Adrienne and Matt and Emilio, then back to visit Natalie, then home. Last night driving the last few miles of the trip, I remembered that it’s now February, NaHaiWriMo. Unknowingly, I had started the month by tweeting a haiku on Wednesday morning. And last night as I drove, I wrote a haiku for yesterday in my head.
Pines blacken in dusk
Clouds streak sky deep indigo
Fresh cold settles home.
Today’s haiku hasn’t happened yet, but it will.