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.


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


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


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


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.