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Heeding Haiku With HA: To Feel The Night

Last night, I went for a stroll on the terrace. It was such a glorious night, appearing to have been taken from a scene of a picture book, where the moon clung to the sky, radiating its sharp beam which even colored the grey wisps of clouds and made them look ethereal. Alongside, I was comforted by the tender wind that warmed me within and left me shivering at the same time. I had not experienced such a night since very long. But here I was breathing in it, when a firecracker burst its golden flowers with a thundrous sound, becoming the jewel of my sight of that night.

Such are the nights where no photograph or picture could match the actual feeling and experience of it.

This week, I would like you to feel the night. Embrace the nightly spaces, walk along such lines where the moon becomes your comrade and the stars become your guide.

General Guidelines:

1. A haiku is a three line poem with a syllable structure of 5/7/5 (first line with five syllables, second with seven and third with five).

2. The words generally do not rhyme.

3. The use of a Japanese kigo or any season word is a significant element of haiku. Some kigo that you can use for this prompt are: fragrant breeze, fireworks, cooling off, fly or mosquito, young leaves, shade of a tree, etc.

You are not obligated to follow the rules. Be free and pen the beauties of the night. Just keep it small and brief.

Once you have done so and published a post, you can link your haiku to the linking widget below. After making your submission, try to visit other links and share your feedback about others’ creations.

* You may give your feedback about the prompt or my creation and also just say hello to all of us, down in the comments section. Happy Writing. 🙂

** You may also add the following tags in your post: HeedingHaikuWithHA and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie.

About anmol(alias HA)

I write poems, prose, and things that lie somewhere in between and beyond.

16 comments on “Heeding Haiku With HA: To Feel The Night

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  2. Bastet
    April 16, 2014

    Love the prompt…night and dusk are so beautiful to write about, thanks HA!

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  4. brian miller
    April 17, 2014

    cold spring night drops
    in close around my shoulders
    as stars fall away

    not much for haiku amnol,
    but could not resist. smiles.

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  6. theinnerzone
    April 18, 2014

    Mine is not fitting the prompt exactly, but here it is: http://thepigmentsoflife.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/clouds-and-crows/

    • anmol(alias HA)
      April 19, 2014

      Thank you for participating. It perfectly fits the theme of drawing inspiration and writing.
      Also, I did not see your link in the linking widget and thus, I am including it on your behalf. 🙂

      • theinnerzone
        April 19, 2014

        Sure thing. Thanks Anmol for a great prompt!

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