2/25/11

Let's play haiku. Do you dare?

A haiku is an un-rhymed verse genre. Haiku has five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the third. In Japanese, the word "haiku" means "playful verse."  Haiku should use objective sensory detail. Use imagery to write the Haiku, in order for the reader to visualize what you are writing. It's great exercise for the brain.

Snow pelts the windows
winds howl around the dark trees
I crawl back to bed.

 

3 comments:

karli said...

I used to write haiku in sacrament meeting when I was bored until I noticed the bishop watching me because I would hold my fingers up in front of my face to keep track of the syllables.

For the very first time
I use my clear umbrella
Winter rains are late

Chatter on the bus
Until the incense lady
enters the back door

Ocean waves and owls
Will wake me in the morning
Rather than the cars

Blue winds at the park
Make goldfish and dragon kites
Spiritedly dance

I went to a poetry reading at the De Young last fall, and one of the poets was Harryette Mullen (I think she is the resident poet at UCLA). Anyway, she spent a year writing a tanka every day. I thought that sounded fun, and I enjoyed hearing the ones she came up with.

Sky said...

So, I feel like crap.
You want me to be happy?
No way. Not today.

Crystal said...

Ha, I like yours Sis. Morgan.

I laugh as I read
But I feel so far away
Where's the beaver dam?