Thursday, January 3, 2013

This 'n That Thursdays: Haiku Poetry

From Wallpaper Million

I have never been much of a poetry lover, but there are a couple of simple types that I do enjoy.  Limericks have always been a favorite, and another is haiku.  Haiku is a centuries-old form of Japanese poetry, always quite short and often about nature or the changing seasons.  I thought I would attempt my own creation for the start of winter, in the classic format of five syllables/seven syllables/five syllables:

A cold wind blowing.
Tree branches are bare of leaves.
Winter has arrived.

And here is another for our sweet dog Diamond:

Beloved house pet.
With us for too short a time.
Diamond, we miss you.

Even if you are not a big fan of poetry, haiku is relatively simple to learn.  Why not give it a try?  And if you just cannot master the technique, take a look at some lovely examples here which are sure to brighten your day!

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