|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!