How Many Haiku?
Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry made up of 3 lines with 5/7/5 syllables on each line. Traditional haiku has something to do with nature, but you can write them about anything.
A poet friend of mine mentioned the fact that the first three lines of the song “Moonlight in Vermont” make a perfect haiku. If you know the song (or at least the tune), you can write haiku very quickly by putting your own words to the tune.
Here’s a link to Willie Nelson singing “Moonlight in Vermont”
How many haiku can you write in 7 minutes? Are you ready?
Set the timer for 7 minutes.
Don’t think about it too much; just do it.
And, if you do join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge be sure to let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole dang poem, in the comments!