Not sure how why the ping back for our friend Juliette’s Haiku delayed coming in until after Annette’s comment, but here we are. Either that or I’m seriously confused about something. Imagine that! Click on through and support her Haiku on her blog.
This week’s prompt words are: Cover & Color
Like a warm blanket,
Azure skies are a backdrop,
To fluffy white clouds.
Four things to remember when writing haiku:
- You have three lines of poetry.
- 17 total syllables in the 5/7/5 pattern.
- You normally tell two opposite images in the poem.
- Lines one and two should read as a complete sentence and lines two and three should read as a complete sentence.
Notice the word normally. You can have the poem be about aspects of the same thing, but normally you look at it from two different ways.
I almost never think of the opposing themes when first writing the haiku. My initial thoughts are to fit the words into something that sounds decent and then I check my syllable use. If I’m somewhat happy with what popped out of my brain, I’ll knead the…
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