Oh no! A haiku

So what happens when you manage to eke out a not terrible poem? Well it puts the pressure on to not be a one hit wonder. So Shanti Weiland gave the writing prompt of a haiku based on the very detailed description for the building of the tabernacle in Exodus 26. “Tabernacle” would have taken up 4 of the very limited syllables in a haiku. And while I know that English haikus have a bit of wiggle room, I wanted to stay with the 5-7-5 structure. So I shifted my focus to the similarly verbose description of Solomon’s Temple found in 1 Kings 6.

Solomon’s Haiku
by Kelley Hudlow

a temple for God
requires details, gold, and cloth,
though the walls still fall.

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