Steps #midnighthaiku

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.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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26 Responses to Steps #midnighthaiku

  1. I really enjoy your daily haiku. Thanks for the information you included 🙂

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  2. Love this! And such a wonderful way to look at life.

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  3. mbrazfieldm says:

    so beautiful and serene thanks for sharing 🙂

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  4. I admire how you come up with a different haiku every day, Sue. I used to enjoy writing them, but then I lost my way in writing them. Now, I seem to have great difficulty trying to put one together.

    I enjoy reading your haikus every morning. They get my day off to a great start.

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  5. I love your haikus sue but I would never try one of my own. I love poetry but unfortunately it doesn’t love me! It comes out sounding like something a six year old put together. Excuse the grammar, I’m writing on my phone in the middle of a power cut!

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  6. dgkaye says:

    I try to never miss your haikus Sue. 🙂 xx

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  7. Jennie says:

    I definitely enjoy your daily haikus, Sue.

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