I’m starting a tradition for myself (or maybe somebody else is already doing it, and I am just following an established convention – I’m really not sure, but either way, it sounded fun).
Every Thursday I would like to write a haiku. There are many reasons I find this appealing:
- It’s short
- There is a pre-defined structure, which makes it easier for my brain to quickly fill with content (I enjoy many forms of poetry, but I’m looking for an easy win here)
- Refer to point #1
So, every Thursday I will craft a haiku (the standard, Americanized 5-7-5 format, though at some point I may dig deeper and play with other features: NPR: What makes a haiku. Or not.)
The only requirement is that every Thursday I will create one haiku. Other than that, I have no rules for myself. Maybe it will be in regards to a specific topic, maybe just my current state. Perhaps it will contain irony (see below) and perhaps not.
Thursday, rain at home –
Sad, fat tears rolling down fast
From cloudless grey sky
Do you haiku? Please share!
(And check back next week – perhaps next week’s won’t be so dismal.)