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Seven Drops Haiku

Rain came lightly down
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Only seven drops

#haiku 5-/-5

Haikus are traditionally 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables in 3 respective lines. Haikus traditionally have nature as a theme. I hope you enjoy my play in the second line. Each drop would make a sound. Thus seven sounds or syllables. The slant angle of each drop is the same as the stem of the number 7. Instead of listing this as a 5-7-5 haiku. I listed it as 5-/-5 – I live in Western Washington State. Known for its rainy winters and seasons in general.

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‘A River Runs Through It’

Now nearly all those I loved and did not understand when I was young are dead, but I still reach out to them.
Of course, now I am too old to be much of a fisherman, and now of course I usually fish the big waters alone, although some friends think I shouldn’t. Like many fly fishermen in western Montana where the summer days are almost Arctic in length, I often do not start fishing until the cool of the evening. Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise.
Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters.

– Norman Mclean
From “A River Runs Through It”

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