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nighttime haiku, written by Toni L.A. Cross 1/10/10

crickets tuning strings
fire-flies dancing ominous
clouds hiding everything else

something howls long
stillness broken violently
echoing through trees

darkness crawls slowly by
shivers of silent visions
banished by sun’s glow

Definition of Haiku:
3 lines
first line, 5 syllables
second line, 7 syllables
third line, 5 syllables
Haiku is required to ’suggest’ a single season somehow. It might be directly, by using a word like ‘blossom’ for Spring, or ’snow’ for Winter, or indirectly, by tone, imagery or pace.


About goatgirlbookworm

My name is Toni Clegg, and I was raised on a farm in the far north of the United States. I love to read and write and I hope to use those hobbies in a greater way in the days to come. One of my passions is using whatever influence I have to make a difference in the world.

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