Haiku Friday: Silk

WritersToday my haiku is from May 22nd 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 “Silk”:

over the shoulders
a long curved line to the feet
silk puddles on floor

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: Silk

  1. keys to making silk
    are the mulberry tree and
    the bombyx mori

    silk production has
    evolved through millenia
    of sericulture

    adult silk moths lay
    eggs and the larvae emerge
    and eat mulberry

    the silkworm spins a
    protective cocoon of the
    protein we call silk

    fibroin is held
    together by sericin
    a soluble gum

    at least one thousand
    feet of silk is harvested
    per tiny cocoon

    most chrysalis are
    “stoved” to preserve the pristine
    raw silk filament

    silk worms need a strong
    union to gain them better
    working conditions!

    (Read more: http://www.madehow.com/Volume-2/Silk.html#ixzz3axg946X0)

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