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