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Heeding Haiku With HA: Look Upon The Birds

Birds are colorful in their appearance, their flight, their gaze, their might. They are beautiful. They fly, making us all wish to grow our wings and take a leap to submerge into the ecstasy of gliding through air.

Here are some of the photographs of pigeons I took about two weeks back:

This week, I want you to look around, find the birds, make an eye-contact with them and let them gaze into yourself so that you can touch upon their wondrous beauty as well and then, write a haiku or tanka or both featuring them.

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.

About anmol

Anmol is an independent journalist, writer, and poet from India. They report on gender, health, food, and culture. Their work has appeared in the BMJ, Whetstone South Asia, Autostraddle, Mint Lounge, and other platforms.

11 comments on “Heeding Haiku With HA: Look Upon The Birds

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  2. eclecticoddsnsods
    May 14, 2014

    wow that first pic he looks stuck x


    • anmol(alias HA)
      May 14, 2014

      Actually, there are two of them being playful in that pic. 🙂


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  4. readinpleasure
    May 14, 2014

    The linky thing is not showing!


    • theblackace
      May 14, 2014

      Yeah, mine’s not showing yet either. But I wouldn’t worry, the last time I did this it came up after a little while.


    • anmol(alias HA)
      May 14, 2014

      Oh! Thank you for telling me that.. I’ll submit the link to your post on your behalf. Thank you for participating. 🙂


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