I have taken up learning about different poetry styles to expand my creative outlets. Poetry has a special place in my heart. Writing helped me get through rough times growing up.
The recent style I learned about is Haikus, a Japanese-style poem that follows a 5,7,5 syllable and usually references nature or seasonal changes, though not all the time. I’ve noticed this style from several bloggers I enjoy reading from and wanted to learn more. So I researched and wanted to try writing some myself.
Haiku-Poetry.org states: Haiku is an ancient form of Japanese poetry often containing (in English) a total of 17 syllables shared between three lines that are arranged in a pattern of 5-7-5. The first line consists of 5 syllables, the second line is 7, and the last line contains another 5 syllables.
There is a lot more to Haikus, if you would like to read more in-depth about Haikus, Haiku-poetry.org goes into more details and characteristics of Haikus. It’s definitely worth the read if you are wanting to learn more about this beautiful style of poetry.
I am going to be challenging myself with writing 1 haiku a day for the month of October. Here is the first one:
Flowers wilt away
Another broken heart cries
Someone whispered lies
Thank you to those who share and inspire others through writing, you guys are amazing. If you want to share or link your blogs down below in the comment section, you are more than welcome to do so. Be sure to check out any that catch your eye, there are so many talented writers <3
Great start, Crystal! Looking forward to all your haikus this month.
Thank you so much 😊 you’re one of many who inspired me with your blog to dive a little deeper into haikus. It’s such a beautiful poetry style.