Sunday, July 22, 2007

Haiku x 3

My tutor said lots of good things. One of his best ideas was this:

Write a Haiku journal for a week. Every day, use the discipline of the syllable rules of the haiku (5 - 7 -5 over three lines, for those not in the know), to encapsulate your day.

I haven't managed to write much since. I haven't done my Portfolio writing yet, the stuff that needs handing in on Friday. I've barely written a shopping list. I haven't, as you know, written here. (If I simply state the words 'Leaks, Ceilings, Scaffolding, Insurance and Toddler Parties' a picture may begin to emerge...)

But I wrote three haikus. On three separate days. Here they are.

11.7.07:

Last day of class I
throw my hat into the ring.
Contending, at last.

21.7.07:

Roof man did not come.
Fractured our day. But our child
hugged us, and we laughed.

22.7.07:

New painted wall speaks
of sea. Sweeps 'Sorry' away.
We make up again.

7 comments:

Debbie said...

Life does have a way of interfering our plans! Love the way it inspired your haiku :)

Sue said...

Brilliant. I thought I knew what a haiku was but your explanation has settled it in my brain now.

I especially like the middle one.

Sue xx

Martin said...

Thanks for the posts! Do you read alot of books? Your creative language is inspiring anyhow!

Marianne said...

I love Haiku, it's such a simple form but not easy, so well done for producing these. I love the first one in particular.

Stay at home dad said...

I like the roof one. Now do your homework!

Livvy U. said...

Commenters - be thanked.
Homework? Done. The child turns three.
Two days, bittersweet.

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Oh I like your Haikus! I had to write one in Sixth form and it was very miserable, all about death. They're great in that they are short and to the point.
Pigx