Image, Peggy! I enjoyed counting syllables to create a mini-memoir yesterday but neglected the intent of haiku–to convey one or more images. There’s this going forward joyfully and then realizing something went wrong. That’s writing. Maybe also life.
“Early, critical disillusionment is necessary so that at
fifteen [sixty-nine] you can write long haiku sequences about thwarted desire.” (Lorrie Moore, “How to Become a Writer”)
The blog may be a place for less critique. After all, who’s reading it? The stats may come from this house alone.