Haiku FridayJune 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Posted in Haiku Friday | 22 Comments
Tags: Advice, Art, Graduation, Life, Music, Nature, Poetry, Relationships, Travel
Haiku Friday: Stomp & Circumstance
Preschool or high school,
I’d say the same thing to them …
In haiku, of course:
Seek out the puddles.
Ignore the mess. Stomp, splash, stomp!
Share your umbrella.
Try to grow something.
Nurture a tiny seedling.
Plant or otherwise.
Travel. See the world:
Cities, paintings, churches, shores.
If only in books.
Make your mark. Color.
Ignore the lines. Go with bright,
Play the mellophone.
Or something. Just make music.
Your heart will sing, too.
Cry. Laugh. Growl. Roar. Yawp.
Feel it, whatever it is.
Hand out only smiles.
Give more than you take:
Toys, stickers, cookies, time, love.
What would you say in your speech? What part of the world do you want to see? What’s your favorite crayon color?