A to Z Haiku April: “Shadow”, “Tsunami”, “Uproot”, “Volcano”, “Waterfall”

shadow consumes, but
only partially, lunar
face still visible
~ ~ ~
massive waves approach
threatening great destruction
promising relief
~ ~ ~
winds howl, tearing trees
from rich soil, leaving them prone
playgrounds for children
~ ~ ~
molten stone oozes
slow, consuming everything
leaves earth a wasteland
~ ~ ~
tears come unbidden
my face soon a waterfall
Dumbo died today


Written for Haiku Heights’ A to Z April.

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Cliff’s Notes Fairy Tails

beast of sooty pelt
cautiously stalking beauty
stones drag him to die

~ ~ ~

little cinder girl
until the glass slipper fits
lifted from ashes

~ ~ ~

pricked finger brings sleep
one hundred years later, a prince
bestows magic kiss

~ ~ ~

two children lost find
sweetened cabin , cannibal
witch hopes to fatten

~ ~ ~

house fell on sister
wicked witch cries for revenge
and for the red shoes


Over at With Real Toads yesterday, Izy asked us to write “Cliff’s Notes” versions of our favorite stories. You can’t get more condensed than a haiku, right? So here are five haiku versions of some of my favorite tales.