Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Today I love to share another wonderful haiku written/composed by Lolly (penname of Laura Williams), but before I share that beauty I love to tell you a little bit more about Lolly, in fact she has done that her self.
Sometime in 2010 - 2011 she discovered two haiku anthologies at a thrift store. One was The Haiku Anthology by Cor van den Heuvel and the other was Haiku Moment by Bruce Ross. Both books offered her a first glimpse at high quality, uncounted haiku. There was something about the tiny three lined poem and all that blank space surrounding it. The minimalism of it. The simplicity. The beauty! This wasn't your typical western, overwrought, esoteric poetry. It was accessible!
These two books were the impetus of her haiku journey.
She had heard of haiku in school. She saw it again on the website Tiny Words back in the early 2000s, but it wasn't until she started doing web searches to find out more that she discovered Fiona Robyn's website called "Writing Our Way Home." Robyn would host an annual month-long writing challenge in January in which participants would write a "small stone" or haiku or poem-ish thought and post it to a designated website to share.
The Small Stone challenges eventually ended around 2012 which is probably what lead Laura to Carpe Diem although she can't remember exactly. She found Carpe Diem around the time it began in the fall of 2012.
|Laura "Lolly" Williams|
already a field mouse pokes
around its fly
lost his battle with the storm
in the field
pieces of old clothes and paper
birth of scarecrow