WritersToday my haiku is from September 16th of my 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 “Flit”:

no haiku today?
images flit through your mind
but the words don’t form

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.

If you’re interested in the story of how The Haiku Book of Days series came to be, check out my previous blog post here. You can purchase this book on Amazon here.

One thought on “Flit

  1. Jean Shepherd’s ‘Free Flit’
    is marvelous Jean Shepherd
    storytelling fun.

    (Flit Insecticide
    was invented to kill off
    flies and mosquitoes.)

    (Paraphrasing Jean
    Shepherd’s ‘America’ from
    40 years ago…)

    The old man stood on
    the back porch watching the clouds.
    Refinery mist

    rose up and combined
    with hot smoke from the steel mills.
    As the old man watched

    swarms of mosquitoes
    flew up into mix and
    fell to the ground, dead.

    “This is what’s so great
    about America!” said
    the old man, “Free Flit!”

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