Learning of the nearby ukiaHaiku Festival, definitely peaked my interest over something I had long wanted to investigate. Haiku AND Ukiah — I like it already, just based on the wittiness of it all! I have yet to actually go to the festival, or send in any entries, but a girl can dream, can’t she?
As I understand it, there are various rules and criteria for writing a traditional Japanese Haiku poem. Of course modern times, and other cultures, have expanded on that tradition. The only Haiku rule that I seem to follow is to use the pattern of a set of three lines in five-seven-five syllable combination. Here’s a wee example describing the beginning of my day today:
morse code on roof top
pitter-patter from Heaven
rhythmic dreams awake
morning noise loud roar
slipper-footed lightly step
daily news in sight
life beginning fresh
all the same but not quite real
(Copyright ©2011 –
Is this part of the haiku
by Maggie Begley?)
…It is if you pronounce it right! 🙂
I’m an amateur of course, being so, I have loads more where that came from, but just this one to offer you today…Wanna try your own? Go ahead, it’s fun!
When my kids studied Haiku – I never really “got it”. Yours if the favorite Haiku poem I have ever read!
Thanks Renee for the feedback! 🙂 You know you’re just encouraging me to post more… That’s swell. 🙂