A Tiny Poem About Life
or sky in the drink -
which am I?
While I think my little poem, inspired by the photograph by @marcoriccardi, stands alone, I would like to provide a bit of explanation. Why not?
My tiny masterpiece contains a number of puns, and is worthy as an entry to @improv's #pundaymonday! I have never entered #pundaymonday, not because I have never tried, but because I have never been successful. This is not the first haiku I've written that contains puns though. I guess when it comes to puns, haiku is my element. In addition, gendai is the haiku form I wanted to employ, so I decided to make this haiku all about me. Here is how it came about.
When I first looked at the photo a few days ago, my feeling was one of disorientation. I set out to capture that feeling. For a few days, I had nothing. "It looks easy!" you say? Give it a go. Writing haiku is both simple and daunting, like any worthy endeavor.
This morning I got lucky. My thanks goes to @marybellrg and this post of hers. While reading her post, I thought of the phrase drinking in the sky. Once I had the word drink to work with, the rest fell into place easily. I went on to use a rather archaic form of drink as meaning a body of water. Lastly, there is my urge to drink alcohol, ever present, but even more so in these disorienting times.
I hope you enjoyed my little haiku. I know I enjoyed writing it.