Each year when we go to Maine, I take along a haiku for kids about sunset at the ocean. I've been fiddling with it for years - this metaphor about the setting sun as a basketball. Should the sinking sun be described as a slam dunk or a swish shot?
This year, you can help me decide.
Select from my choices, or, if you wish, rework the whole blasted thing.
1. Red basketball sun
sinks through the hot hoop of day,
swish shot to the sea. OR: swish - into the sea.
2. Red basketball sun
drops through the hot hoop of day,
slam dunk to the sea. OR: dunk - into the sea.
So answer the Help Wanted, please. If you do, you're hired!