Haikus by yours truly!
I decided to write Haikus instead of regular poems. Why did I decide to do this? the answer to that is quite simple: It is more on-the-spot than regular poems. And much shorter, which is good for me, because I always try to look for the best explanation in the shortest way possible. For those who don't know, a Haiku is a Japanese poem, consisting of three lines. The first line and last line have five syllables, while the second line has seven syllables, leaving a unique sound to it. Also unlike regular poems, the poem does not have to rhyme. I have a feeling that I was going to do this regardless, because Haikus usually have to deal with plants, the environment, and the world.
This first Haiku was based off the observation of Chives that recently started to emerge from the ground. It looked like someone already cut it, but it seems to also seems to keep growing. Chives usually can't grow in the winter. Here it is:
The plant emerges
from its seasonal slumber
waiting for its end.
I wrote it like this to show that, even though that it emerges in the spring, it is very shortly lived.
This second Haiku has to deal with a lettuce. This lettuce was nearly fully grown, yet is red. Scientifically speaking, that has to be virtually impossible. most vegetables are green because it absorbs light better (I think, I can't remember what the exact scientific evidence) than red.
The lettuce is red
a true oddity indeed;
it needs to be red.
As a geek/nerd, it baffles me, so I took a more scientific outlook on this, as bad as it was.
The last Haiku is about a flower, which is wilting. It reminded me of mal-nurishment, which makes me a little mad, which is why I wrote it like this:
The flower wilts
like a child, mal-nurished
dead, before it grows.
It does not look wilted in the photos, but on the ground were heavily wilted flowers that never bloomed and pedals