Haiku That’s Not Based on Nature

The form of poetry called haiku is a three-line poem with a strict syllable structure. The first line is five syllables, the second line is seven, and the third line is five. I love haiku because it forces me to choose my words with great care. Haiku usually uses some aspect of nature as its topic. To play with it a bit, my prompt is to write a haiku that’s not based on nature. Here’s my inspiration:

The alarms erupts.

It’s still night, but I stagger

Into the school sprint.

JPC Allen

I’d love to read your inspiration for a haiku that’s not based on nature in the comments.

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Monday Sparks — Writing Prompts: Christmas Haiku

sunrise-w3850768_1280I haven’t had a poetry prompt in awhile, so here’s one for Christmas Haiku. My haiku has seventeen syllables but not in the correct lines. Instead of lines of five, seven, and five syllables, I ┬áhave lines of five, six, and six syllables. But I thought the lines worked better than way.

When darkness descends

And seems to have no end,

The Son will rise again.

If you’re inspired, share below!

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