This week on THE DAILY HAIKU the following themes produced many poignant haiku. Do enjoy being inspired by these themes to produce new haiku and/or post old ones. 3 lines, 5/7/5 syllables is as always a guide not a rule and do add photographs, artwork, music, sketches….
Explore sharing our emotions in the recent blog post TO GUSH OR NOT TO GUSH https://thegreatmargin.org/conversations/conversation-18-to-gush-or-not-to-gush/comment-page-1/#comment-127
Have a go at the fun workshop GETTING IN TOUCH WITH YOUR FEELINGS? to produce poetry and haiku and share it with anyone who has never written poetry before because it always produces surprising and inspiring results. https://thegreatmargin.org/conversations/conversation-20-getting-in-touch-with-your-feelings-writing-workshop/
Weekly Theme: HANDS
Musical prompt: BLACKBIRD by the Beatles
First line renga lines to start haiku with ‘Waxing and Waning’ and ‘Lost on the same path’
First posting of a new feature to share a video of a walk #WalkWithMe for people to respond to with a haiku and share their own walk videos which can prompt haiku in turn – could this be called Vaiku?
Creativity continues to help me through as January can be a tough time and this year not least with lockdowns and the ongoing worldwide challenges of Covid19.
Some haiku advice from Margaret Kiernan and Tom Fox members of THE DAILY HAIKU:
Writing haiku is not difficult. It concentrates your mind. It suits very well the elements of Nature. 5 7 5 syllables, to start with. You can study the form. Give it a bash. It is the year to be exceptional.
My advice, other than to enjoy the process,would be to observe. Observe again. Record that observation. It’s the small ordinary detail that can make the bigger picture. Oh and enjoy the journey of making the haiku as much as the finished product.
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