Found Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #19


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I’m joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge this month.

I’ve been trying to find haiku in pieces of prose I’m reading, especially in lines I might skim or overlook. From Madeline Miller’s Circe, my before bed read:

my grandfather smelled
deep as rich river mud
my father a searing blaze


the jagged mountains
wide out-flung blue of ocean
I looked for mortals







3 responses to “Found Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #19”

  1. margaretsmn Avatar

    I love the grandfather one…”smelled deep as rich river mud”…great line!

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      It’s a beautifully written novel! Greek mythology retellings are generally a hard pass for me, but I can hardly put Circe down.

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