Midnight Haiku … #midnighthaiku

For around five years, I posted a haiku every night at midnight.

I like the constraint of the seventeen syllables of the classic ‘haiku in English’, exploring brevity to capture multiple layers of meaning. I like the discipline of writing at least one poem a day… for a poem demands engagement from a different part of the mind than a factual or opinion piece, even though a poem may be both. And I like the personal challenge I set myself most days, of dredging up a random photo from the tens of thousands on my computer and writing the haiku about that photo without argument.

I do rather miss writing them now. So, instead, I put a year’s worth of them into a book. It was curious to see how they worked together, running into each other and illuminating the ideas each poem held.

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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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32 Responses to Midnight Haiku … #midnighthaiku

  1. DiosRaw says:

    ♥️

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  2. restlessjo says:

    An excellent idea, Sue. I am so lacking in self discipline. Maybe i should try this. I’ve loved those of yours that I’ve read. 🙂 🙂 Hope your day has started well and will get better.

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  3. I think this is a great idea and I’m looking forward to receiving my copy ❤ ❤ ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. V.M.Sang says:

    What a good idea, to write a poem a day. I must try it.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. memadtwo says:

    I’m so delighted to see this book Sue! Thanks for putting it together. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

  6. willowdot21 says:

    What a beautiful cover. I have ordered mine, in Paperback, it arrives Sunday. I am really look forward to receiving it. I shall do a review as soon as I have delved into it. It will of course be excellent.💜💜💜

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  7. willowdot21 says:

    Reblogged this on willowdot21 and commented:
    The perfect book to end or start your day.

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  8. Darlene says:

    Well done to put these wonderful poems together in book form. I am always impressed with those who can write poetry. Seventeen words don´t seem like much but they have to work together. xo

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  9. Bought it, Stayed up into the night, enjoying it, Hopefully, they will print my review shortly. AND you are #1 in New Releases (Kindle) Japanese Poetry & Haiku! ❤

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  10. Yay! 🎉🥂💖 #MidnightHaiku in a collection! I’m so excited!

    Lovely: A year’s journey in poetry. I’ve ordered my copy (copies, actually, since I didn’t want to wait for the paperback). Looking forward to seeing how you fit all these pieces together. Sue… The Cinderella of Haiku.

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  11. What a wonderful idea, Sue. Your midnight haiku are beautiful. I already have my copy. 🙂

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