April 26, 2007

Flame Haiku

Tiny leaves are out
on every tree I can see,
fearless flames of green.


(The Poetry Thursday "completely and totally optional"
prompt this week was to write a villanelle.
To which my muse responded, "Yeah, right.")

6 comments:

Regina Clare Jane said...

This was exquisite, Shelley... loved the "flames of green."
Your response to this week's prompt is priceless- hee hee.

Marilyn said...

Oh, I love haiku and this one was really nice. A new way to look at spring.

sister AE said...

[insert snort here] I appreciate various poetry forms, but the description of the villanelle made my head spin - twice!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I agree with your reaction to the villanelle prompt. The form is scary to me and to write one in a week? No!!!! I like that you wrote a haiku instead!

...deb said...

Lovely haiku...the tender leaves have been inspiring and I loved "fearless".

cloudscome said...

Yes!