Hiking Haiku

I was doing some backpacking equipment research on the net today and ran across quite a good site called SectionHiker.com.  Amongst their many articles they offered was a contest to win a tent.  All you had to do was compose a haiku poem about hiking, and the word hiking had to be in the poem ( and of course it had to be selected as the best poem).  Great idea, sounds easy but really not so easy once you start to do it.  I mean, you can put some words together but to express yourself in three lines consisting of words composed of five syllables on the first line, seven on the second and five on the third- it becomes  a bit of a challenge.   But an entertaining one.  Since I would love a new tent I submitted a few words.

The offshoot of this is you poor LIP readers will now be subjected to haiku abuse.  Sorry but the literary muses have been on vacation lately as has my sense of humor so beggars can’t be choosers as my mom used to say.  Have some unfiltered sake and enjoy these clumsy attempts……….

We are all hiking

First sun last light all the same

No difference found

You can grow up now

Weeds and flowers and grasses

Get along just fine


Feel, breathe, step

We all hike under one sky

Feel, breathe, step


Oh friend look clearly

One moment then another

The past is the past

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Heavy legs long climb up

Some coffee would be nice now

Or at least a cloud


Hard ground to sleep on

The full moon looks much softer

But it is too far


Thanks for taking some LIP from me,



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