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Well Connected - A Haiku
Today we experienced the heaviest snowfall in the UK in the last eighteen years! Driving home I was amazed to see sheep still grazing in the fields as if it were a normal day. As it sometimes happens, a haiku jumped out at me.
nibbling unseen grass
sheep connected to the ground
their heads in the snow
- 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.