Our roving worm news reporter, Barb V., recently told me about a cool thread that had been started over on the Garden Web Forum called “Compost Haiku“, and suggested this might be fun to try over here.
Based on the fact that we had so much fun with “You Know You Are a Worm-Head When…“, I agreed wholeheartedly!
For those of you unfamiliar with Haiku (or needing a review), it is a type of Japanese poetry. Each poem consists of three short lines, typically containing a specific number of syllables each. OK, so technically they are not actually syllables – they are actually referred to as “moras”, and you can read ALL about the nitty gritty rules and regulations on the Haiku Wikipedia page if you want.
For OUR (fun) purposes, let’s just stick with the commonly accepted 5-7-5 syllable guideline – and for the sake of not cramping anyone’s artistic style, you can even feel free to alter that a bit.
Here is an example – a very nice Haiku written by Barb V:
Surface solid squirm
Add melons, numbers explode
Where do they come from?
And a couple I came up with for this post (I’ll likely do some more for the comments section):
Open the worm bin
Take in the rich earthy smell
This is true beauty
Hand fork moves swiftly
Red Worms dance in the sunlight
So, as you can see, all of these follow the 5-7-5 syllable guideline, and of course have something to do with worm composting.
Now have some fun!
Thanks again to Barb V. for the great post idea.