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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Sunday, March 18, 2012

One Single Impression: Miracle (an acrostic poem)


Magic it seemed to be
Insiders know it's fake
Real people don't eat quiche
All the stones turned to cake
Calling to all the thieves
Let's go through the side gate
Everyone there believes
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Pictured are rocks and a C**nut from various places we have visited.
The prompt word "Miracle" was suggested by Geraldine of Take a Happy Break.
For more poems using this prompt word please go to One Single Impression.

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