Playing with Haiku

I’ve been in the mood lately to write haiku. It’s a short, but rewarding challenge. Remember, a haiku poem has three lines. The first line has five syllables, the second has seven, and the third has five.

I am by no means a master, but the weather and my surroundings have inspired me. I also Google examples and advice for writing better haiku. Check out this site for more information.

The below haiku was written on Wednesday. It came to me as I was driving to work. I hope you like it. (The picture is mine from November 2014. I thought it was a good fit with the poem.)

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Fog in the valley

Raindrops dotting my window

Cars racing nowhere

Feel free to leave me comments and feedback! There is always room for improvement!

Practicing Haiku

I’ve had a hankering of late to try my hand at poetry. At the risk of getting in over my head (and getting discouraged), I thought I might experiment with Haiku. I remember having to write in this form in school so I hoped it would be somewhat easy and definitely fun to try now.

I did a Google search and found the basic format. 3 lines. The first line is 5 syllables; the second is 7; the third has 5. Doesn’t sound too difficult, right? More like a puzzle than anything. Oh and keep the thesaurus handy, too! 

Then I stumbled across this site: http://www.creative-writing-now.com/how-to-write-a-haiku.html Must check it out if this is your first attempt at Haiku. Lots of good tips! They reminded me that the subject matter should be nature-related, that two lines should closely relate while the third is a bit different. 

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