A haiku hiatus

Haiku 2Daily blogging isn’t easy – especially when I have books to finish, boys, work, working out… yesterday when my long, and detailed post vanished it was a blessing in disguise. I still had to muster something, so I tried a haiku, and liked it.

I love haiku because it forces an economy of words. Typically haiku has a natural theme and follows a pattern of three lines, the first with five syllables, the second with seven and the third is back to five. It’s not immensely popular as a literary form, but there is something meditative about it that I appreciate.

Yesterday’s haiku gave me an idea. I could do a series of haiku based on writer wisdom and, with the extra time, actually get some of my writing done. I’m pairing the haiku with photos I’ve taken so it’s a fun visual project as well.

So please excuse my haiku hiatus, and enjoy the zen :)

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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