up in the air

over a leader

gaggle of geese

A few comments on how this haiku came about:

1) Driving home from the store, I noticed geese flying in a disorderly pattern without a leader. (Notice that haiku possibilities are everywhere).

Eventually a leader emerged and the geese flew on in a typical V pattern.

2) Reflecting on this leadership pattern, I thought of how a group, large or small relies on a leader. A good leader aids all in reaching a desired destination.

3) Putting these two thoughts together, a haiku was created.

Hopefully this provides a bit of an idea of a haiku is created without getting into too many rules. Try throwing two ideas together and see what evolves.

More thoughts to follow in future posts.