the veins in her hand
carrying lifeblood and grace
withered maple leaf
Today’s prompt was “leaf” Did you write anything for it?
Today’s prompt was to write about something in nature. I had the image of swallows in my head and wanted to write about that. What do you think?
Today’s prompt was “is.”
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Just in case I get too busy today to post a haiku, I will post a haiku that I wrote in February 2015. But do check back for new haiku poem tonight. I wrote this while going to see my best friend’s baby.
Today’s prompt is “opening.” My brain is trying to go in 3,000 different directions at once, so this is the haiku you get today.
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Today’s prompt was “is” or the essence of being.
Haiku: A haiku is a short poem that uses imagistic language to convey the essence of an experience of nature or the season intuitively linked to the human condition. A short poem originating from Japan. The point of this type of poetry is to record a moment. They are usually about nature. You usually don’t see the word “I” in haiku and 2 or more haiku are still called ‘haiku’ not ‘haikus’.
An ideal haiku should be short/long/short. Modern haiku found in most of today’s journals are not 5/7/5.
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It’s that time of year again, time for the shortest form of poetry in the shortest month. I will try really hard to post my haiku poem every day. I make no promises about at what time that will happen nor how great it will be. All I can say is… stay tuned.
The prompts look like they will be fun and engaging this year. Today’s prompt was to write a haiku about haiku. How do you think I did?
Even if you don’t write haiku, or even if it isn’t your favorite type of poetry, please consider sharing poets’ work this month. It is getting harder to share your stuff on social media as all of the sites like Facebook now hide your posts, in hopes that you will pay to make them appear. So please subscribe or follow me, and any other poets that you like, and check out the hashtag #NaHaiWriMo on Twitter.
Also, to make life easier on myself, this is the image that will be attached to all of my 2017 haiku posts.
for his bicycle
we buy a new one
I have gotten to where I don’t want to post a poem if I don’t think it is top notch. I used to actually throw my poems out if I thought that they were not very good. But a friend pointed out that my poems showed my progress and I should keep them all. So I started doing that. I also often write a poem just for myself. Even if it is not in perfect form, or not likely to get published, I will write it and keep it because there are just some things I need to write down and record.
the last flower picked
joy replaced by realization
she is now owned
If you are unsure of the rules of haiku and would like to learn more, then go to my What is Haiku? page. Also, stop by the Facebook page where most of us poets meet to get a prompt and share our work. There is still time to click Like on people’s posts to encourage them in their writing. Thanks for clicking like on all of my posts this month!!
Today’s prompt was “zyzzyva” (a genus of tropical American palm weevil, the last word in many English dictionaries, and the last word in NaHaiWriMo’s two-year odyssey through 790 daily alphabetical writing prompts using all the letters of the English alphabet). This haiku is about being late in a season. It is also about wanting something until you get it.
full moon, the
zoning and planning committee
re-zone the town
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Today’s prompt was “zone.” My husband used to sit on our city’s Planning and Zoning Committee; they decide things like what gets marked as residential and what gets marked as commercial property. This poem is supposed be humorous, so it is a senryu.
Even if haiku isn’t your favorite type of poetry, please consider sharing writers’, poets’, and bloggers’ poetic works this month. It is getting harder and harder to share on social media as ALL sites like Facebook now hide your posts in hopes that we will pay to make them appear. So please subscribe to and follow any poets that you like.
If you are unsure of the rules/definition/form of haiku then please go to my What is Haiku? page. Feel free to direct any friends there who may be unsure of what is happening in the poetry community this month.
Also tell them to check out the Facebook page where most of us poets meet to get a prompt and share our work. Today’s prompt was “zephyr”.