A path at my feet
Led to wider horizons
One step at a time
For the past few years I have been writing a haiku every day, published as day and night meld, with the #midnighthaiku hashtag. I always use the English form of 5-7-5 syllables, but do not, I have to admit, always conform to all the other ‘rules’ laid down for this form.
(Wikipedia has all the details for anyone wishing to explore writing haiku ‘correctly’).
For me, this is a daily writing exercise, approached in one of two ways. I either write the poem first, then find an image to illustrate some aspect of the poem, often symbolically, or I pull up a random image or two from my photo files, and write to that. I give myself no more than five minutes to complete the post. It is often the first thing I write and as a creative discipline, I find it gets my brain working… a bite-sized challenge.
If you fancy giving it a try, why not use the hashtag and explore the hundreds of poems already on Twitter… and leave a link in the comments section to one of my #midnighthaiku posts so that others can read your work.