Dear friends of MLMM,
Good to see you here again. Welcome at a new episode of Heeding Haiku With … Last week it was all about haibun … so this week it’s haiku-time again.
As you (maybe) know I write haiku since the late eighties. First I created them in Dutch, I am from The Netherlands, and since the start of this new century I write my haiku only in English.
This week I love to challenge you to create a classical haiku following the classical rules:
- 5-7-5 syllables
- you have to use a seasonword (or kigo)
- you have to use a cutting word (or kireji) (like (:), (,) or (-) just punctuation
- your haiku has to describe a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water
- try to catch a deeper meaning in it
- and last but not least, try to create a haiku in which it is possible to interchange the first and third line
Here is the theme for this week “prayer”. Have fun!
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