What we talk about when we talk about haiku

No idea, really. I received a marvelous book from my philosopher for Valentine’s day- The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson & Issa, by Robert Hass. I have been reading it on and off and I’m starting to try and turn any given moment into a haiku of sorts. Some attempts I will post below, inspired by life of late.

Your tangled black hair, 
       sudden in my mind- 
 strange comfort! 

 

O’dark thirty:
       the pleasure of not sleeping,
a child-like habit.

 

A softly scraping,
       cylindrical memory
will dispense Pringles!

 

Her gold and her grief –
     are indistinguishable,
 Delhi divorcee. 

–LJH February, 2014