Haiku Friday: Flap

WritersToday my haiku is from May 15th 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 “Flap”:

flap your black swan wings
hoot like a young chimpanzee
dance a lively dance


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: Flap

  1. In the spirit of
    the late Tom Carnegie, “IT’S

    Sorry, no flappy
    haiku in the following
    stanzas, just details:

    May in Indy and
    the Indianapolis Motor
    Speedway awakens

    We recall echoes
    of Tom Carnegie when we
    drive inside the track

    Tom, track announcer
    of Indianapolis
    Motor Speedway fame

    Melodious voice
    over the public address
    system at the track

    He proclaimed often
    to the race throng gathered, “IT’S

    ( Link to 3 minute video tribute to Tom
    Carnegie containing several clips of Tom uttering that famous phrase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYhDuACW5rI )

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