H is for Haiku

Does such a person exist who was not made to write a Haiku during their schooling? I remember my lesson clearly; I was eleven years old and very distractible. Mrs. P was a rather stern teacher, who did not tolerate my wandering attention. But really, poems that did not rhyme, originated from a foreign land, were inspired by nature and that had to have a certain number of syllables (5, 7, 5)? My young brain was b-o-r-e-d.

I am glad to tell you that I have outgrown such juvenile thoughts, and while I still definitely have my preferences, I have grown to appreciate different works. Please don’t be too disappointed with me, but I’m not going to tell you how to write a haiku. I am no expert, and there are plenty of good resources out there. But I will stress to you the importance of reading a variety of genres, and different cultural expressions and structures within those genres. By doing so, you will have a depth and breadth of experience and understanding of your role as author unrivalled by those who simply stick to reading for their own pleasure only.

Have you written a Haiku? Please share it! For a basic guide to get you started, go to http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Haiku-Poem

I write a haiku

To demonstrate their manner

I do hope this helps



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