my response to Linda’s Challenge (but a day too early) please find the details here
10-minutes to write a Haiku.**
I know the format ‘5-7-5’ relating to the three-line, seventeen-syllable thing; but, rarely, do I go for an all out ‘proper’ Haiku.
You know, the one where the first two lines set up the stall and the third line gives you the glass of punch – though that is stating it in a slightly different way than the Japanese Haiku-Masters would have put it.
The Haiku, in its purest form should be about Nature.
I tend to go for the impure form of writing in the Haiku format about anything else under the Sun.
I suppose it’s because I have used the Haiku for Comedic purposes in my attempts. The #Walku, #Beastiku, and others too numerous to remember, all stem from my desire to amuse and inspire others to enjoy poetry in whatever form they encounter it.
They’re biodegradable –
Bury one and see.
Is one of my Haiku that examples the above.
I probably ‘have’ written a Haiku that is more in line with the honourable Japanese poets’ intentions; but, I can’t remember any – which in its own way proves a little what I am saying.
To try and write a pure Haiku from scratch, now, would be possible; but, may not have any intrinsic worth.
Skys envelope me,
Whilst the ground supports my limbs;
Just glad the world is.
There you go.
A beautiful little Haiku, written in just about the time it took to write it – honestly – and having little lasting impact on somebody reading it as a leaf fluttering down in a forest might* gain.
*my 10-Minutes ended here with the sound of my alarm.
**PS written early before I knew that ‘call’ was the prompt word – oops!