Geometric Yellow Shapes

Monday, April 25, 2011

Task 25:

Write a simple Haiku.

Radio plays from my car
Voice rising with each turn
Performing for me

You wouldn't think writing a Haiku, only 17 syllables, would be that difficult. I've been staring at the computer screen for 2 hours. Poetry is not my strong point. My favorite Haiku's are:

An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.

by Basho (1644-1694)

Over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.

by Soseki (1275-1351)

In my old home
which I forsook, the cherries
are in bloom.

by Issa (1762-1826)

First autumn morning:
the mirror I stare into
shows my father's face.

by Kijo Murakami (1865-1938)


  1. A tribute to Rachel Berry:

    My headband
    Sits on my nightstand
    Wraps around my melon so tightly

    Hopefully there aren't any more rules than the 17 syllable thing!

    "it was...interesting. But not emotional or, like, good." -Fynn

  2. I forgot to tell you that love your haiku!! This is fun. Aren't there like 26 types of poetry? You should do all of them and I will comment all of them back to you. Ready, Set, Go!!

  3. My heart pounds
    When I think of you.
    Heaven Is on earth.

  4. My name is food
    Michael likes to eat me
    My life was short, but sweet. Belly

  5. Hahaha! If I'd known the Haiku challenge would result in this many funny poems I would have done this ages ago!

  6. Dream while asleep
    Or with open eyes
    Converse with your subconscious soul