This week I am posting two more of Claudia’s haiku. Don’t forget that if you would like to read more of her haiku, please visit EOTE
Why I like these haiku
Industrious ants run
Ants in the house? Surely not? Out! Out! Out! Alarm! Sorry, I leave ants alone in the garden but kill them if they come in the house. I liked the feeling of busyness and industry as the ants try to avoid the feet that could well end their lives.
Tireless ants file float
I have to admit I couldn’t work out why she used “float” here. I had visions initially of ants floating through the air! But on re-reading I realised she meant that the ant files seem to float because they move so smoothly as they march up and down. I liked the way she turned an observation into a playful thing with the last line.