Haiku – Mar.9.2007

I’ve recently become intrigued by haiku, a meditative style of un-rhyming Japanese prose poetry, consisting of seventeen syllables – five in the first line, seven in the second line and five again in the third line.

This is my first ever stab at haiku of my own. Go easy on me. πŸ™‚

Light through the window
Your sleeping face next to me
Our morning is here.

15 thoughts on “Haiku – Mar.9.2007

  1. I like it… It reflects the peaceful moment that haiku is supposed to reveal. You gave it your own twist by choosing to deal with a non-traditional subject (it’s normally reserved for environment/nature subjects). Keep going with it!

  2. Haiku is sometimes geared toward naturistic topics, but, the way I understand it, it has a word that is reflective of the season covered in the verse. My word was “light”.

    Besides, I’m still learning the intracacies of it all.

  3. I was ‘forced’ to write some haiku in like the 3rd grade. Too bad I can’t remember what they were as I am sure they were, but yours is obviously better than mine was anyway!!!

  4. Ohhhh… I bet third grade haiku was fun and I’m sure yours was just stellar. I wish you could remember it too.

    My third grade lessons were not quite so intriguing or profitable. Mrs. Scott, my dreadful third grade teacher, spend TWO HOURS each morning (I kid not) reading the Bible to us. We never got past the crucifixion all year because she cried – SOBBED – so badly that she could never read the whole thing. And, heaven forbid that we skip it.

    Ah… those were the good old days. Eeek!

    She was a loon.

  5. Hey there! What a lovely blog. You’ve got some really nice, inspirational thoughts up here. I’ll be tuning in. And this is a wonderful haiku! Really captures the *visual* as well as the emotional moment, and that’s what it’s all about, right?

  6. So very pretty.
    Spring has sprung not fast enough.
    ZaZaZu’s blog rocks.

    Did I do it? That’s hard!!! You made it look easy! No fair! πŸ™‚ I like yours way much better!!! It flows natural. Plus, it makes me think of happy thoughts, too. πŸ™‚

  7. Yes, you did do it! Hooray!

    I don’t think I make it look easy; I have much to learn but it is exciting to me, as I really do love words, syllables, verse, etc. I think I will like it.

    Besides, it is very meditative, or I find it to be so. I know it is terribly simple and any third grader could do it (nod to Mary Heather πŸ˜‰ ) but simplicity is normally what meditation is about, getting back to something very repetitive and fundamental, which I think haiku does.

    I like it anyway and am glad to have it for a new little mind-game hobby. πŸ™‚

  8. Oh my word Haiku is one of my fave poetry forms,I even had a haiku challenge back in my Decmber archives somwhere,I will be having another Haiku challenge soon,for a special upcoming numerical post!

  9. Thanks, Jungle Dream Pagoda! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see your next haiku challenge. Perhaps by then, I will be brave enough with my haiku to enter! I sure hope so. πŸ™‚

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