Poem 20160130

short summer night
a poetry contest
the skylark soars
cooling by the gate

polishing mirrors
he straightens in his seat
does not feel like groaning
fleas and flies

though she can watch
horses in the field
nothing is worse than
early summer rain

This is a cento poem, lines taken at random from a number of anthologies of haiku edited by Stephen Addiss, including Haiku People (first lines), Haiku Humor (second lines), and A Haiku Menagerie (third lines). What’s composed here is not a haiku in any way, but it still feels–haikuish.