Trombone

It’s Haiku Friday. For the past 20+ years I’ve written one haiku every day. They’re not always good haiku, although some of them are excellent. (Check out my 7-book haiku series called The Haiku Book of Days.) A few years ago I added another daily practice, which I call the “daily draw.” I create some kind of image, and many times that image owes its inspiration to my daily haiku. I’m calling them “illustrated haiku” and someday the haiku and its illustration may blossom into a new haiku book. In the meantime, I’ll share a few of them here on the blog. Here’s today’s offering. Enjoy!

when you get older
wear a hat, play the trombone
you’ll always be cool

One thought on “Trombone

  1. when seventy-six
    trombones lead the big parade
    they slide into place

    muscle memory
    is what keeps trombones on pitch
    or sours a crowd

    a trombone curl’d up
    is a baritone horn, much
    easier to play

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