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Haiku poems

I recently learned about Haiku poetry from my son’s English teacher. I am not one for long drawn out projects, but I do love to write. This creative outlet fits me like a glove. I could sit and jot down ideas all day long.

A Haiku is an old form of Japanese poetry that reaches as far back as the 9th century AD. They consist of 3 lines.

The first has 5 syllables

The second has 7 syllables

The last has 5 syllables again.

I found, in examples, that the topic/theme is usually singular. There is little ‘space’ for more than one theme when writing only 3 lines of poetry. Haikus will almost never rhyme.

Here are some that I wrote, just for fun.

 

Wings direct your sight

Wings direct your sight

 

Butterfly

I flutter by you

In the morning suns soft light

Wings direct your sight

 

Hippos

Lazy old hippos

Lie in their watery home

They have not a care

 

Fog

Foggy mist is eerie

Shadows slinking through its sheets

Hazed appearances

 

Try some and send them in a comment to this article. They are a lot of fun.


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A wonderful simile! Fallen by Kristen Heitzmann

Sometimes I think similes are over rated, but I just read one that shot the image into my mind so quickly that I could not help but be impressed.

I am currently reading a book by Kristen Heitzmann called Fallen. It is about a woman who stumbles out of the Hanalei Mountains on the island of Kauai with amnesia. She is plagued with a sense of urgency and frustratingly tries to remember her past. More importantly she tries to remember what happened to her on the mountain, and why she has a head injury. There are many layers to this story and I am not here to review the book, but I loved one of the comparisons where she compares her memory to Swiss Cheese. She remembers chapters of her past but they don’t make sense becuase so many details are missing. Like the holes in a slice of Swiss cheese.

As a writer I just think the simile works perfectly. Love it!


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Why are Sea Turtles endangered?

Loggerhead Turtle at Ushaka Marine World, Durban, South Africa. Photograph attribution to Tyrone Crossman Photography

Loggerhead Turtle at Ushaka Marine World, Durban, South Africa. Photograph attribution to Tyrone Crossman Photography

Why are Sea Turtles endangered?.

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