Did you know that December 21st is National Haiku Day? Well it is!

Haikus are an ancient form of poetry from Japan. Check out this great link for a more thorough history.  The formula is really easy if you wanted to write your own. Its just three lines, the first having five syllables, the second seven, and the last five again. The goal of a haiku is to express a mood or idea in its cleanest, barest, most perfect form. And its really fun to write them.

Florrie and I love a good haiku and thought we’d share a few that we have written for the occasion of National Haiku Day. Consider it a early Christmas present. :O)  We did one holiday themed haiku and one just for fun. OK, here are our holiday haikus…

outside, the snow falls

twinkle lights strung on my tree

fat cat on my lap


Gather your loved ones

Roast marshmallows in the fire

don’t burn your fingers

And a couple of haikus just for fun…

softness in my hands

wool begins to take a shape

color unwinding

Share your haikus with us! We’d love to read them.

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