Those little things we love to jump in
Today’s haiku challenge from Carpe Diem is ‘puddles’.
Puddles are friendly little things; didn’t you love to jump in them when you were a bit younger than you are now? I did, and I also loved their mirrorness when they reflected the surroundings, particularly me as I leaned over them to look (I was a vain child and always enjoyed my reflection).
But puddles are junior members of a big family and may be practising to grow up like their big brothers – floods. After all the rain we’ve had, floods are on a lot of minds in southern England, so I find puddles a very apt prompt.
Carpe Diem gives, as usual, some wonderful examples of haiku to inspire us. Here is my result:
Falling rain all day,
uneven pathway – puddles