This month, Carpe Diem’s, Special, features haiku poet, O. Mabson Southard, a renowned haiku writer, who practiced the 5-7-5 syllable count form. The writing challenge is to complete the O.M. Southard’s haiku in, as Chevrefeuille writes, “…the same sense, tone and spirit” as the original.
Hmm, not an easy task but let me make the attempt.
In the garden pool,
Dark and still, a steppingstone
Releases the moon. – O. Mabson Southard
Moon shadows cover
Blithe wine drinker, unbridled
swims free at midnight