Friday, March 30, 2007

The Joys of Writing Haiku

One of my favourite writing pastimes is to write haiku. In just a few words and lines it is possible to conjure up all sorts of feelings and imagery. I feel it is almost like painting with words.

As an example, here's one I wrote the other day -

Windswept beaches.
A child's spade
left from summer.

Writing haiku is not only satisfying but I believe it can help with writing skills and, if you are interested, is well worth trying yourself.

Every day I make a point of visiting Polona's blog, . Not only does Polona write exquisite haiku but each is accompanied by a beautiful picture. Polona lives in Slovenia and having holidayed in Kranjska Gora last year, I know what stunning scenery there is in her country.

As this blog is concerned with writing, here's another I wrote but with the writer in mind -

A new article
printed off. The postman
rings the bell.

And finally one more, with an image to ponder.

A swan silently on a lake.
Its reflection
sweet company.

Have a good weekend.

1 comment:

polona said...

thank you for mentioning my site, neil. i'm honoured.

i like your haiku although the second one is more senryu than haiku :)