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.
I flutter by you
In the morning suns soft light
Wings direct your sight
Lazy old hippos
Lie in their watery home
They have not a care
Foggy mist is eerie
Shadows slinking through its sheets
Try some and send them in a comment to this article. They are a lot of fun.