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Saturday, 9 April 2011

H: Hooked on Haiku

To be honest, I could never see the point of haiku  and I found them hard to grasp, until I took a Creative Writing course when then Hubby joined in and we cracked it.Taking an idea and distilling it into a microcosm of its original self.

Now I am hooked and regularly do the weekly challenge at: Youknowthatblog

Rich, dark aroma
Percolating the senses
Taste buds awoken

There is also Haiku Heights

and the Daily Haiku
The month of April ~ With crocus and daffodil ~ Hail storm and showers

To write Haikus there are just a few rules:

  1. The lines should not rhyme
  2. The first line has 5 syllables (e.g. Put on the ket tle)
  3. The second line has 7 syllables (e.g. Pol ly make a cup pa now)
  4. The last line has 5 syallables (e.g. Take it off a gain)
  5. Traditional haikus involve the seasons and nature.
  6. Each line should be able to stand alone and not carry to the next line.
  7. Plan what you want to say and then count out the syllables.

Can you do an April haiku?