Heeding Haiku With HA: By Virtue Of Words

Words define. Words create.

How can we express ourselves without words? May be through facial expressions or gestures but what about that plethora of undifferentiated and enigmatic feelings that we caress within ourselves? How can we let out the bubbling, frothing emotions erupting within us?

We use words without even thinking about them. They are a carrier of thoughts, ideas and civilization. But at first, they are personal properties because we use them to identify our own selves and our cognition and behavior.

This week, I want you to carefully analyze an emotion within you, attribute a word to it and then let it out in the nature in the form of a haiku or tanka.

Basic Guidelines:

  • English Haiku is a three-line poem structured in syllable count of 5-7-5. It visualizes an image, an expression or experience which can be measured in the time it takes you to inhale and exhale. Including a season word or kigo is an important element of haiku.
  • English Tanka is a five-line poem structured in syllable pattern of  5-7-5-7-7. The first two lines and the last two lines picture images and the third line is a pivotal line i.e. it signifies a grammatically correct meaning and completes the image either when paired with the first two lines or when paired with the last two lines.
  • Most importantly, feel free and write, do not be burdened by the rules or guidelines. Enjoy crafting a haiku or tanka. And after when you have made the post, you can submit the links to your posts in the linking widget below.

Happy Writing!

*You can also include these two tags in your post: HeedingHaikuWithHA and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie.

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