Learning to Write #8
I wrote some haiku for World Poetry Day and took them out and about with me for some photographs.
I learnt a couple of things from this – firstly that you need to have strict quality control with haiku, you can just throw words out there and count those syllables, it’s too easy to write sloppy haiku. Secondly, if you use the first line as a constant theme across multiple haiku then you don’t have many syllables left for the poem itself! Using a picture in the background helps, that isn’t cheating is it?
And you know what? I really think haiku likes being free and public. Poetry needs to get out more, it’s a bit shy, I know, but there is a world of opportunity out there.