I love to challenge myself and learn new or old skills. I haven't written a Haiku since high school and I have been out of college for ten years! Yikes! So, I thought this would be a great challenge for me to practice an old skill - although it's been so long it felt like learning
a new skill.
The first thing I did was research, What is a Haiku poem?
- The essence of haiku is "cutting".
- A. This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji ("cutting word") between them,
- B. a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colors the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are related.
- Traditional haiku consists of 17 on (phonetic sounds) (also known as morae), in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5.
- A kigo (seasonal reference), usually drawn from a saijiki, an extensive but defined list of such words.
From the vibrant blue April sky
Winter is still here
Additionally, If you have a haiku you want to share, post in the comments.