As you may know, I'm a novelist. I sit down, and books pour out of me. They rattle around in my head, begging to be released. Not that they don't require plenty of hard editing after that, but that's my comfort zone. I've dabbled in haiku before, and enjoyed it. But I'm not especially good at it. Even so, I decided to give it another try after our discussion last week.
Beaks dripping with dew
Stare at me
Skin coated with dusk
Falls to ground
Here are some Stanley prune plums that I picked to make sauce with. (plus a few leaves Julian brought inside to "decorate the house." So cute!)
I washed them, pitted them, and cut them in rough chunks. Aren't they gorgeous? The Stanley plums are green inside before they soften, and cook up nice and tangy.
Look at this delightful ruby color they turn into when they're cooked.
There's very little left on the tree - on the highest branches. I must get the ladder out to snag these last few beauties.
Meanwhile, as you go about your daily routine, stop to take a look at the little things around you. Take pleasure in them. Take photos. And maybe write a haiku or two. ;o) And if you love to write, remember to write like the wind!
Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. The author of LeGarde Mysteries and Moore Mysteries savors the countryside in the Genesee Valley in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his websites at http://www.legardemysteries.com/ and http://www.mooremysteries.com/ and watch for the fourth book in the LeGarde series, MAZURKA, coming in fall 2008 from Twilight Times Books.