Thursday, March 11, 2010

What a wonderful way to declutter your mind and write only the important, the essentials.

Rules (although the season word is not always used):
3-short lines
1-season word
no rhyme or metaphor
(17 syllables, 5-7-5)

I just love how one can say so much in only a few words.
Some of my favorites....
(I attributed the author where known):

Young Lovers
Brush pink petals

After the storm
A boy wiping the sky
From the tables
- Darko Plazanin

Snow melts.
Suddenly, the village
is full of children.

Within plum orchard,
Sturdy oak takes no notice
Of flowering blooms

The teacher surveys
Thick fallen snow
Thousand test papers

I kill an ant
and realize my three children
have been watching.
-Shuson Kato

Autumn wind …
the widow sweeps the same leaves
again and again
-Zhanna Rader

Haiku is simply beautiful. Try writing one today by yourself, or with your child. I'd love you to post one!



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