The Daily Haiku for Jan 29. This ain't no forest.
Changing birds of light,
Concrete trees, asfalt rivers,
This ain't no forest.
I had the feeling I was being too phylosophycal lately in the Daily Haiku, and haikus are supposed to also be visual and poetic in nature. So I decided to take a more descriptive approach today.
I didn't want to go for a stereotypical haiku about flowers and all of that (I explored that already at the beginning of January). So I decided to depict a city as a forest of concrete trees, asfalt rivers, and birds of light.
Sometimes you don't need to say anything deep or important - or maybe there is more than meets the eye in this forest metaphore?. Anyway, art doesn't need to convey a message. For example, I love minimalist and instrumental music precisely because, being mostly devoid of political or social commentary (there are exceptions such as "Different Trains"), I can focus on just appreciating the composition.