I love trying new things, and recently when admiring the work of other writers and poets, came across a Haiku poem. Now I know there are many out there who are seasoned and accomplished poets, and of course know exactly what this is.
For myself poetry is a recent creative expression that I am still embracing and enjoying learning about.
“Haiku poetry? What is that?” I find myself asking. As curiosity was now peeked I needed to find out, and this is what I learnt.
Haiku is a Japanese poem written with clearly defined rules
- written in the present tense
- consisting of three lines
- a total of 17 syllables using a 5/7/5 syllable rule. Line 1 – 5 syllables, line 2 – 7 syllables, line 3 – 5 syllables
- untitled so as not to detract from the words themselves to paint a picture for the reader
‘Um I thought, I wonder, could I do that?” I let that thought percolate and a few hours later as words tumbled forward in my mind I found myself counting the syllables. I then started to have a deeper appreciation for the sounds that they made.
Although traditionally the haiku was not accompanied by an image, over time this has developed and many poets now include a visual presentation of their poem.
This is my first, my starting point, but I am excited to explore more and see what else is possible!
Creation bursts forth
© Cheryl Mary Coleman, 2018 – Haiku #1 18.6.18
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