Apologies to all that I missed April 20’s haiku. As you might guess with it being Tommy’s first Easter, the day was filled with activities. This, after a 24-hour trip to Fayetteville on Saturday, and I simply didn’t get it done. If any of you had a haiku for PAIN, post it today and I’ll count it.
Here’s my haiku for LETTERS. I do love what technology has done for our ability to communicate. I’m in touch with so many more people than I used to be, and that’s the best part. But technology has also made our world more frenetic, because we so often feel we have to be connected, answer immediately. This, I believe, has diminished the quality and depth of our writing. There was a time when not many joys could compete with finally receiving the letter I’d been waiting for in the mail, holding it in my hand and anticipating reading what was inside the envelope. I don’t usually feel that kind of joy when I receive emails.
email may be fast
but we lost the savor of
letters sent by snail
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- Must be your original haiku (which is typically seventeen syllables, three lines of 5-7-5 syllables each, but I won’t be a stickler.)
- Must be entered in the comments of this blog post
- Must be about the topic of the day
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