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Heeding Haiku With HA: To Consider Soil Beneath Our Feet

Soil is the harbinger of life. Those small grains come together to form such an entity, without which life is just not possible. It is widely considered that we are made up of soil only. Here is where we come from and here is where we go after our lives are over. We tread upon it without even thinking about its significance and how it harbors the beauty of life on earth.

And recently, we are becoming responsible for soil contamination and soil erosion, which as we know, has many complications.

So, this week, I want you all to consider those tiny granules and remember our dependency on the soil, whether for produce, minerals or anything else. Let us respect the soil beneath our feet and then only can we rise high.

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, including a season word or kigo. It is a small ode to nature.
  • 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!

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About anmol(alias HA)

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

8 comments on “Heeding Haiku With HA: To Consider Soil Beneath Our Feet

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    June 18, 2014

    An excellent prompt — we take things for granted like our soil and our honeybees — yet if we lost either one of them we’d cease to exist. 🙂

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