Weather It Haiku
tell me a story
Weather it haiku or not? These are from a selection of my recent inspirations. I am finding that they tell my story (to me anyway) better than other avenues do at the moment. I hope you enjoy them and are inspired to write your own.
- Haiku poems consist of 5, 7, 5 syllables in three lines.
- The cutting divides the Haiku in two parts with a certain imaginative distance between the two sections. Line one and two should be different images. Line three brings the two images together.
- Each Haiku must contain a kigo, a season word which indicates which season the Haiku is set. For example cherry blossoms indicate spring, snow winter etc. The season word isn’t always that obvious.
- Try to write a haiku only about what actually happens to you.
- Write when you have been deeply moved.
- Keep it honest, simple, clear and modest.
- Try not to explain, it should need no explanation.
- Try not to express feelings in words, let the concrete action speak for itself.
thunder and lightening
a billy cobham moment
drumming up a storm
a black umbrella
flies from your hand, gentle gust
let the tears begin
had a haiku day
two hours in rain luckily
i was in a car
his bald head so red
he didn’t go to the beach
sun roof is open
dry windscreen wiper
contemplating a deep scratch
the sound of screeching
a blinding yellow
reflects from the fields of rape
hay fever abounds
in bright uk summer sun
hope it lasts this time
fox on the highway
chasing his dreams in spotlight
the sound of a splat
it’s saturday night
so dark so early so cold
put on your glad rags
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