Every year we put together a calendar for our dog park as a fundraiser. The date pages usually have a quote related to dogs on a banner at the bottom of the page. This year the calendar committee decided that haiku written by dogs was a good idea, so I searched the web to see what I could find.
Every website I checked had the same dozen or so haikus. Some were pretty good, but I was irritated that everyone was just copying the same stuff over and over, and I didn't want to perpetuate that habit in our calendar, so I decided to write my own.
17 syllables (give or take). How hard could it be?
Not easy at all, as it turned out. I struggled with some of them for days, and I'm still not completely satisfied with my effort--but the calendar has a deadline, so here they are as they appear in the 2017 Canine Corners dog park calendar.
|December 2016--our memorial page for dogs who died during the year. Dennis Rifkin took this photo of his dog, Beau, who passed away a few months later.|
|March, 2017--This dog kept running up to me & trying to put her nose on my lens .|
|May 2017--I was pleased to get a photo of a dog barking.|
|August 2017. The front dog is our border collie, Caitlin.|
This looks like the original author: http://dan.drydog.com/patsyann/doghaiku.html
Another set that might be original (& with photos) http://www.dogster.com/bolz/10-dog-haiku-poems-by-dogs