It’s been awhile since I’ve had a poetry prompt. Since haikus describe nature, spring haiku is the perfect prompt to go with this month’s theme of nature. The redbuds are blooming in my neck of the woods in the Buckeye State. Here’s my haiku: Redbud trees feathered In pink and purple glory: A bird dressed… Continue Reading →
Applying the idea of writing small to my prompt, I thought of a haiku for the season. I love haiku. I was introduced to this poetic form when I was in sixth grade. I use it as a snapshot — trying to capture a vivid image in seventeen syllables. If you aren’t familiar with haiku,… Continue Reading →
Because it’s National Humor Month and Nation Poetry Month, I wanted to combined the celebrations into one prompt and decided on a limerick prompt. Then I discovered I can’t write limericks. Haiku, yes. Acrostic poems, yes. Limericks–I can do the first two lines and get stuck. Here’s the limerick I started that was inspired by… Continue Reading →
This first snow of winter always stirs emotions in people — some good, some bad, or somewhere in between. Here’s my haiku about how it makes me feel. A few flakes drift down. I’m six again, and the world Is filled with magic. Share if inspired!
I had never heard of tanka, a form of Japanese poetry, until I read this article on Almost an Author. It is a five-line poem, the first three containing the same syllables as haiku: 1st line — five, 2nd line — seven, 3rd line — five. The fourth and fifth lines of a tanka poem… Continue Reading →