And how does the «cutting word» really work anyway? Even after these two humble attempts, I'm not quite sure whether I used it correctly or would actually be able to identify it.
Fat frog on a pad
one less dragonfly around -
Just life on the pond
Don't you vanish now
What of your honey so sweet?
My tea forever bitter
Somehow I feel tempted - Oh so tempted - to give each of these samples a title. If so, would they still be considered haiku?
As they are, can they be called haiku or is it too audacious or over-ambitious of me?
Your help in clarifying these questions is more than welcome - and obviously needed.