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, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She is a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. She co-publishes Space and Time, a publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction since 1966. Join the community at spaceandtime.net
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