Smooth black ceramic,
Steaming vapor, basic black.
Warm touch, quiet dawn.Shawn Ward, 5-7-5 Kireji, American Haiku
Exploring some of my writing, I thought I would get into trying my hand at Haiku. Below is a great explanation of what a Haiku is, some history, and different forms of Haiku.
Masterclass take on Haiku: How to Write a Haiku in 4 Easy Steps
I’ve always been fascinated with Japanese culture. I really enjoy writing. I find Haiku to be meditative in a way as well. You have to really take in the moment around you, bring some syllables or sounds that bring the feeling you’re having into the writing, and then make it visceral enough that someone reading your work would get that same feeling from it you did. Challenging.
I didn’t take very seriously this form of poetry when I was exposed to it in school. I thought it to hard. But, here I am now, practicing meditation which is all about feeling and being present in the moment. Haiku is one of the purest writing forms that I can think of that brings that into sharp focus. So let’s see where this practice and challenge takes me.
This won’t be the last Haiku you see. As a break between writing forms and exploring writing deeper, I’ll from time to time drop these in. Let me know what you think. Maybe even challenge me by sending me a picture or a moment you had, and I’ll write a personal Haiku about it. Then send it back or post it here.