The Academy of American Poets has designated April as National Poetry Month. As a handweaver and lover of words, I believe poets and handweavers have a lot in common. Poets interlace words and weave beautiful poems just as weavers interlace warp and weft to make beautiful cloth. Inkle weaving is a simple basic weave structure that, with a bit of imagination, can produce wonderful cloth. Likewise, a haiku, a simple poem woven of three lines of five, seven, and five syllables respectively, with a bit of imagination can produce wonderful verse.
So here, in honor of National Poetry Month, I give you my simple inkle haiku.
House needs to be cleaned.
Laundry is overflowing.
Instead, I will weave.
What does your inner poet have to say. Please, share your haiku with me!
warp, weave, be happy!