Saturday, March 6, 2010

Haiku Moments

Last night I was snuggling in bed with my daughter holding her little hand in mine and out of the blue I thought, “I should write a Haiku about this moment… it just feels like a Haikuish moment.” I might be crazy, but I often find myself coming up with Haikus about every day things...

Miniature hand

Dimpled fingers soft as silk

Held now in my heart

Haiku is a type of poetry from the Japanese culture. Haiku combines form, content, and language in a meaningful, yet compact form. Haiku poems are about everyday things. Many themes include nature, feelings, or experiences. Haiku doesn't rhyme. A Haiku must "paint" a mental image in the reader's mind. This is the challenge of Haiku - to put the poem's meaning and imagery in the reader's mind in ONLY 17 syllables over just three lines of poetry!

Here's the challenge… create a Haiku about something you see, experience or feel in the next few days. Share it under the comments and I’ll choose my favorite to post next week!!!

1 comment:

Megan said...

Here's my haiku for the week:

Faithful and forgiving
Gentle, loving spirit
Beautiful daughter