Have you heard of haiku? Maybe you remember it from your language arts classes at school.
I've seen it. I've written some upon occasion outside of academic necessity for a grade. Recently, author Jan Morrill taught a workshop that helped me hone my poetry writing skills and opened my eyes to a variety of ways to use Haiku to help my other writing.
What is Haiku?
Haiku is a Japanese poetic form that traditionally has 17 syllables across 3 lines. The typical pattern is 5-7-5. haiku are generally about nature.
I remember that much from my English classes, which is what my school district called language arts.
Beyond the Nature 5-7-5
Beyond the brevity, I learned from Jan Morrill that haiku should capture a moment. While nature inspires much haiku, anything in life can find its way into one of those tight little gems.
"Haiku captures a moment."
- Jan Morrill, author of The Red Kimono, Life: Haiku by Haiku, and other books
Haiku as Writing Prompt
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Inspirational poems nourish the spirit.
Everything in life has a gift for you, even things that seem destructive. Enjoy one of my inspirational poems, “Lightning's Gift”
Ronda Del Boccio
bolts strike hard,
Grandfather Oak wrent.
Shredded trunk and branches,
Centuries torn asumder.
Insides out and outsides under,
Bearing his secrets, sharing his truth
Even in death, Oak has more to bestow.
Storm’s bequest ensured in devastation
Wind-born treasures carried in the squall
Alight to grow in death's embrace
Sky fire strike, a death to one.
Keeps the circle going.
Nurtured in ash,
(c) 2013 by Ronda Del Boccio You are welcome to share this with my attribution intact.
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What inspires me most is when I write on purpose and do anything else that lets me be true to who I am.
Do you write inspirational poems or stories?
Follow your bliss!
Ronda Del Boccio, the Story Lady
bestselling author, mentor and speaker
Creator of the BLISS Butterfly and the Awakened Author Challenge