Haiku Friday: Rags

WritersToday my haiku is from May 1st of my new book A Haiku Book of Days for Writers, Painters, Musicians, and Other Artists, one of a 7-book series. The haiku topic for today is “Rags”:

dress up in wild rags
rags of velvet, rags of silk
rags to make love in

It’s Haiku Friday again. For the past twenty years or so, it has been my practice to write one haiku every day. Every Friday I share a haiku here, about whatever topic I happen to choose. I invite you to write a haiku on this topic too, and share it with me and the readers of this blog. Just write it in the Comments below. The only rules are: 1) your haiku must be about the named topic; 2) you must follow the 5-7-5 syllable format; 3) no obscenities or hate (I will delete those). That’s it.

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2 thoughts on “Haiku Friday: Rags

  1. Haiku for Alex:
    “Rags, A Hero Dog” is the
    story of a stray.

    This is not some rags-
    (nor wags-) to-riches furry
    tail. It is the truth!

    Rags – World War I stray
    in Paris was adopted
    by a kind soldier.

    Rags would deliver
    messages and chase the trench
    rats away from James.

    Rags helped to boost the
    morale of the troops and he
    bit an enemy!

    In a fierce battle
    both Rags and his master were
    wounded in action.

    Rags became a true
    hero dog, staying beside
    his wounded master.

    Finally help did
    arrive and Rags went along
    to the hospital.

    (The book “Rags: Hero Dog of WWI” is available from sleepingbearpress.com. I have no connection to the story, the author, or the publisher, but I remembered hearing or reading about “Rags, the dog” as a child.)

  2. Wow! This is so cool, both the story of Rags and your haiku rendering. I have read it to Alex and he wagged his tail so I know he liked it. Thank you so much for playing Haiku Friday!

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