Day 115- Write a haiku

#265, Write a haiku


When I went to the Japanese American Museum a few days ago, I saw  haikus on the wall which were written by Katsuko. Here are two of them:

“America– Where

My three sons grow lustily–

More than a wayside stop.”


“On top of failure,

Piling up all my worn-out

Dreams of great success.”

I was inspired to write my own haiku, but I had to look up the rules.

Haiku Structure

There are no specific rules for writing haiku; however, the structure of haiku is always the same, including the following features:

Only three lines, totaling 17 syllables throughout

The first line is only 5 syllables

The second line is 7 syllables

The third line is 5 syllables like the first

Here’s my first attempt:

“Peony petals

Scatter like tiny pink hearts

At the whim of winds”

and here’s another:

“Moments big as years

Fill my life with work and joy

My days are full now”

That was fun… you should try it.

Share yours with me if you like. I’d love to see them.

251 days to go!



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