Thank you for being here and reading. I’d like to greet my existing readers and new readers. I appreciate you.
This recent decision to write Haiku’s has helped me get out of the pressure to write long essay formats or even try to write a poem and feel like I failed somehow. I encourage you if you’re feeling blocked, try a Haiku. If you’re feeling blah, step outside for fresh air, or sit in a quiet place for meditation/prayer.
During this season, it seems for the past few years it’s been rough, and so this post, it was my intention to cheer myself up, because words have power and so do our physical environments. I hope that even for a moment, pausing to reflect on what we’re grateful for, just one thing, keeps us going.
2 December 2021 I haven’t written here in awhile, and so I’ve been thinking that just even a few lines on a page will do. Everyday in December I will post a haiku, so you’ll see 2 posts today, this introduction, and another making up for the 1st of December
To refresh and inform, What is a Haiku?
The haiku is a Japanese poetic form that consists of three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third (Britannica, 2021).
So It’s 5, 7, and 5, gotcha. This is the format, however let the words flow and remember don’t let the numbers restrict you, there are other patterns and modern haiku’s.
The term haiku is derived from the first element of the word haikai (a humorous form of renga, or linked-verse poem) and the second element of the word hokku (Britannica, 2021).