A little Haiku arrived in a flash and together with its timely image struck a chord with many of my facebook and twitter friends. It’s the beautiful message of one tulip in my garden, whose eleven companion bulbs were eaten up by hungry rodents.
a lone tulip splays
its red mantle to the sun
there you have my heart
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A Haiku can arrive in a flash or take its time to unfold. Here is an article by Jane Reichhold to inspire. She shares a little history and a number of techniques.