Write a haiku about the sounds of nature you hear.
A haiku is a three-line poem in which the subject matter is nature. Using nature to express a mood or image is at the heart of haiku. All three lines of a haiku use the topic of nature or the natural movement of things to express one’s thoughts.
Remember, there are no rhyming words in haiku!
Line one has five syllables
Line two has seven syllables
Line three has five syllables.
Here's an example:
Early summer heat
No breeze through open windows
Salty sweat dripping
Post your haiku in the comment wall of this post, and we’ll create a haiku wall that presents everyone’s haikus.
Having trouble getting started? Try these tips!
To get started on your first three-line poem, notice that the first line has very few syllables.
Think of an image that denotes someone or something you are missing, e.g. a place in nature you went with them, or would like to be with them.
After the first line ("early summer heat"), write two lines describing an image. Try to make the lines "short-long-short" with the second line a little longer than the given line and with the third line about the same length as the given line.
Keep the poem open: omit yourself (the "I").