The prompt guidelines for the W3 Weekly Poetry Prompt by Poet of the Week Paula Light is to write about a breakup.(not necessarily romantic) in any poetic form, not to exceed 20 lines.
The rules of Paula’s poetry prompt mean the poem has to be about a breakup. I try to express in the haiku how ice on the surface of a pond breaks up when it thaws. The thaw means spring cannot be far away. The hibernating pond-life burrowed in its depths. Entombed by winter, will waken. Released from its icy grip.
In response to Paula’s prompt, I attempt to write a haiku—because it is a short poem! A haiku only needs to be 3 lines of 17 syllables, doesn’t it? I wrote in this form as I am limited in time and thought a three lined poem was just the thing for speed! Haha, anyone who thinks a haiku is quick. Think again!
*Sleeping Dragons is not the title for my haiku. Haiku poems do not have titles. Sleeping dragons is just what I call it.
Frozen pond | Photo: Lesley Scoble
frozen fissures crackLesley Scoble December 2022
in meltdown breakup, freeing
Icy fissures | Photo©️Lesley Scoble
My thanks to POTW Paula Light for the challenge. My gratitude to David W3 Weekly Poetry Prompt at Skeptics Kaddish.
Frozen wildlife garden pond | Photo ©️Lesley Scoble
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!