#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:
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.
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:
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!