Friday, April 6, 2012

HAWMC- Day 6 Haiku

 Health Haiku.  
Let’s switch up the writing style a bit for today’s posts! As you probably know, a haiku is a “miniature Japanese poem consisting of 17 syllables – five syllables in first line, seven in second, and five in the last. No rhyme or meter scheme is employed when writing haiku. The aim of the haiku is to create something greater than the sum of the parts.

 I never ever thought I would be trying to write a haiku! The only thing I have done with this topic was trying to force my kids to do this portion of their Language Arts homework when they were in Junior High School. I remember thinking that I was glad it wasn't me! Man! I really must want to improve my writing skills now! I thought about researching the topic and then decided to just get it done. I took three shots at getting this right.

How life will slow down
when the signals get so lost
and confusion starts.

His words would sputter
listeners look away since
He does not matter.

Helping hands reach out
She, glad not to be alone 
 Grasps at salvation.



Laura said...

And a very good shot at the haiku it was. Congrats on getting it done, despite the writers block.

Linda said...

Thanks Laura!
I am getting a lot out of these challenges!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Linda .. I can't do this sort of thing .. and like your kids I hated being told to do something - that I didn't feel comfortable doing! I'm braver now!! Well done on giving it a go .. cheers Hilary

Rebecca said...

Your haiku are powerful. Sometimes less is more.

Humpty Dumpty said...

I loved your Haiku. You did a great job! Would you mind if I posted it on my blog with a link back to your site? A lot of other bloggers I follow are doing a month-long poetry challenge and they might like to read it, too. :)

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