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Small: a trimeric #poem

As I was browsing my blog feed this evening my interest was peaked by a prompt I saw; the word is small for this prompt from A Prompt Each Day. I immediately had an idea for this word and began to type away, planning to compose a haiku about my thought. Well, my thought was to big -ironic, I know – for a haiku so I write a trimeric poem instead.

from high above an acorn falls
finding a resting place
in a small crack in the ground
its roots soon will reach deeply down

finding a resting place
in the cool shade
a smile envelopes my face

in a small crack in the ground
my keys slip from my pocket
where they’ll never be found

its roots soon will reach deeply down
taking my keys far below
where man will never go


For those not familiar with this style of poetry I include the following information:

Trimeric \tri-(meh)-rik\ n: a four stanza poem in which the first stanza has four lines and the last three stanzas have three lines each, with the first line of each repeating the respective line of the first stanza.

The sequence of lines, then, is

abcd, b – -, c – -, d – -.

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Challenge: Skylark 

When I opened the challenge today from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai I immediately knew where this one was going. And I knew it was probably, for me anyway, going to be in a very different direction than most folks. While I’m not a “car guy” really, I used to be in the car business and have always loved the looks of the classic cars from the 1950’s through the early 1970’s so the skylark I though if was the mechanical kind rather than the feathered type. 

I had to borrow an image for this challenge; I don’t catalogue vehicle pictures, except a few of my own. But a quick search brought me to the exact car I had in mind: a burnt orange coupe with racing stripes from 1970. 

  

Lean muscle machine
Racing stripes complete her looks
Sweet Buick Skylark 

I also learned that yesterday I was miss-quoting the name of the style of haiku here (poem on photo) with name of the subject matter of that challenge; my thanks to the commenters that made me realize this without calling me out embarrassing me! This style is actually Haiga not Higan.