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Heeding Haiku With HA: Write/Right Now!

It is 02:31 a.m. here as I have begun to devise and type the prompt for this week. It is stifling hot outside but the AC is doing its job well as I am shivering a bit sitting on the mattress; my back angled in a posture so that it must appear as if I am going to fall into the screen and become an electronic code, ending the way of feelings that have guided me thus far in my life.


the canopy of my frame

drenched in cold wonder


This week, I would like you to analyze everything that you can at this very moment of time and write a haiku or tanka or both to commemorate these few moments of this day of your life.

General 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!

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

About anmol(alias HA)

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

19 comments on “Heeding Haiku With HA: Write/Right Now!

  1. ramblingsfromamum
    July 2, 2014

    Very easily understood Haiku anmol, describes your position well.

  2. anmol(alias HA)
    July 2, 2014

    Hello friends,
    I have noticed that the participants for the prompt are dwindling since the last few weeks. I am enjoying the creations of all those who are giving some time to the prompts, but it would be even more fun if we have more people sharing with us. Thus, I’d sincerely ask you to suggest the changes required for that effect and also to prod your blogging friends to try out the prompt. 🙂

  3. Tracesofthesoul
    July 2, 2014

    Shall reblog this if that helps. Great prompt!

    • anmol(alias HA)
      July 3, 2014

      Thanks for the reblog.. 🙂

      • Tracesofthesoul
        July 3, 2014

        My pleassure…I have 2 blogs…so I did one on each with your instructions which are very helpful by the way. I had never known the rules of tanka before and I think I got it on my other blog….feel free to critique…I want to learn more and thanks for the prompt!

      • anmol(alias HA)
        July 4, 2014

        I will be glad to learn along with you and everyone else who visits week after week and participate in these prompts. I must say, reading all of you adds into my understanding of the form and how we can refine it. 🙂
        I have visited your posts. I had a delightful time reading about your walks.

      • Tracesofthesoul
        July 4, 2014

        A teacher who learns…now that is a true teacher! On my other blog, I learned more about Tanka just from your instructions…simple but enough to pay attention to the connections of each line. I learn much better by doing rather than studying in books…so these prompts help tremendously.

  4. Tracesofthesoul
    July 2, 2014

    Reblogged this on Traces of the Soul and commented:
    Have a go at this fun prompt this week…come on ya know you’ve been itching to try and HA is not a stickler on rules but writing.

  5. Sky V
    July 2, 2014

    Awesome 3 lines, HA.

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