The last month has continued to break records on THE DAILY HAIKU with more new members arriving from all across the world as we hit the milestone of 6000 members. I still cannot quite believe it as it is just over one year ago that we started with just one member here in rural West Cornwall that feels like the edge of the world. How could I have known how connected I would feel with such an amazing community from almost every corner of the planet. Perhaps one day we can create a TDH map.
This is our forthrightly round-up of themes and prompts that encourages you to showcase your favourite haiku, write new by revisiting themes and our bonus themes only available here and share with friends who do not want to be on social media but would like to join in. It seems appropriate that this period fitted in with World Earth Day on the 22nd April which reflected the overriding number of themes below that respond to nature.
Huge thanks again to those who contributed to the call out for HOW TO HAIKU which lead to the blog of the same name which serves another helpful resource for our growing toolkit. https://thegreatmargin.org/conversations/conversation-73-how-to-haiku/
Impromptu Theme: EARTH to mark World Earth Day on 22nd April 2021
First Line Renga
COME AWAY WITH ME
WHERE THE SHADOWS DANCE
THE OLD WOODEN BRIDGE
AS THE RIVER FLOWS
Musical Themes to inspire haiku:
Judy Collins with ‘Both Sides Now’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L1UngfqojI
Nora Jones ‘Come Away with Me’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbjZPFBD6JU