Haikus are beautiful, aren’t they? I’m of the opinion that beautiful things are definitely worth trying.
Want to help? I think I’ll need some, and its much more fun doing it with others.
My basic understanding is that haikus depict a scene within three lines of 5-7-5 syllables, often including a seasonal reference. Hmmm, that sounds suspiciously simple… I guess I’ll find out soon!
OK, here goes.
discovers vast, silent seas.
Summer’s here, my dear.
Ouch, that’s trickier than I thought! I was right to be suspicious, it’s not that easy to fit all you want to say into 5-7-5 syllables!
So, how did my first attempt go? Suggestions, comments, reflections welcome.
How would you do it? I’d love to hear other people’s interpretations of the image above.
I wonder, do haikus ever stray from the 5-7-5 rule or is it quite strict? Is there more to a haiku than what I mentioned above?