Monday Morning #Haiku 54 — Frog

Frog on Concrete

Frog out of water
Escapade across concrete
Amphibian dare

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

19 thoughts on “Monday Morning #Haiku 54 — Frog”

    1. Is that because you don’t like them and will be running in the opposite direction, or that they’re scarce where you live? One of my best friends has a phobia about frogs. When we were next-door-neighbours, I planted some stripey grass in my garden, not knowing what a frog magnet it was!

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      1. It’s because they are under four feet of snow! Now, I do not fear them. There are that many in my neck of the woods, though. I have to go for one of my walks with Zeke in the woods to find any!

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    1. Thanks so much, Naomi 🙂 Funny you should suggest about the haiku collection, as my family keep suggesting this, too. What I wondered is whether such a collection should have any illustrations or not — either photos, or paintings of photos (I can paint, although haven’t done so for years). What do you reckon? Purists would say that a haiku poem should not be illustrated, but paint a picture with its words. What do you think?

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      1. Thanks, Dale, for commenting on this.
        I’ve read haiku written by the Japanese masters, and they’re totally genius. Not being a genius myself and not being an ancient Japanese master, I tend to like an image to go with my quintessentially English haiku. But if I were to paint pictures to go with them, I’d try to make them uncluttered, with fine brush strokes, to complement the spareness of words in the poem,

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      2. Hi Sarah,
        I’m no purist. I would be intrigued to see a pairing of both the visual and verbal accomplishments of the same artist. Perhaps the illustrations could be, like a haiku, simple and suggestive.

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