Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Acrostics Only: Acrostic Haiku - SAP

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Soon spring sap will run
As the greening tree juices
Possible pail full

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Acrostics Only: Prompt B: Acrostic Haiku (AH) - SAP - (A Haiku is a Japanese lyric verse form having 3 un-rhymed lines of 5, 7, 5 syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.)
(Similarly constructed poems involving human nature, are generally excluded from haiku, and reserved specifically for Senryū.)

1. Photos are of the same tree in our neighbor's back yard. The upper picture was taken this winter, the lower today, the second day of spring, 2012. I think it is a red maple tree. I could be wrong.
2. "Maple syrup is a syrup usually made from the xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple, or black maple trees, although it can also be made from other maple species. In cold climates, these trees store starch in their trunks and roots before the winter; the starch is then converted to sugar that rises in the sap in the spring. Maple trees can be tapped by boring holes into their trunks and collecting the exuded sap. The sap is processed by heating to evaporate much of the water, leaving the concentrated syrup." (Wikipedia, Maple syrup, Link)

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At Wednesday, March 21, 2012 7:25:00 PM, Blogger Chèvrefeuille said...

Love this acrostic haiku Jim, you made it real nice. Great photo's

At Saturday, March 24, 2012 9:52:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

Wow! Thank you for taking the photos of the same tree during 2 different seasons, Dr Jim :)

At Thursday, April 12, 2012 5:09:00 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

An acrostic haiku? Seriously? Geez, Jim. That was pretty amazing.


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