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Poetry Roundup #5: “Haikro-Fiction,” Pets and Gardens

What a minute….What is “haikro-fiction”?

Admittedly, it’s really just a made-up term, as far as I know—but maybe it should be for real.

I first played with the term “haikro-fiction” after doing the following haiku about warriors “taking up the mallet,” so to speak, and realizing it was a bit of micro-fiction, as well.

So haiku + micro-fiction = haikro-fiction. Below is an example.

Warriors of caves/at the right time, you shall charge./Fight to live and die

(Inspired by “mallet“)

 


 

In all our world/the furred and feathered will rule/in pure strength of heart

 

I originally posted this on Instagram in February for Love Your Pet Day, but this is a reminder that every day should be Love Your Pet Day!

 


 

Image: Enrique Meseguer/Pixabay.com

Plus, if you missed it, here’s a bit about a medieval peasant gardener:

Someday, I’ll start a garden,
where I shall plant and sow
seeds that the sun shall help to rise
and in my garden, grow.

The storms will come, my peasant life
will know no change in form,

yet I shall plant a garden,
howe’er tired and worn.

And there, we’ll sing a song of old,
of knights and heroes true,
where noble folk and we alike
will sing a happy tune.

Someday, I’ll start a garden,
where I shall plant and sow
seeds that the sun shall help to rise
and in my garden, grow.

-The Peasant Gardener

 

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