A Simply Charming Haiku Affair| Postcard Blues

Recently, haiku writing has taken over my daily thoughts. I  catch myself counting words in syllables and whispering short phrases at any moment that catches my attention. Then I thought, why not feed my obsession for haiku by delving deeper into the ancient art form and keep up a consistent writing practice for myself.

First, to find a credited image and work out a little haiku. Sounds simple enough to handle.

As a novice student on haiku writing, I plan and hope to add snippets of information about this short Japanese poetry form. This will help organize my study notes and serve as a reference for later brain memory loss.

(I know. What a monkey brain…please bear with me!)

Did you know…?
Masaoka Shiki, a Japanese (later 19th century) writer decided to change the word, hokku to haiku…
That traditional haiku consists of 17 syllables, written in three phrases of 5, 7, 5. …
That modern haiku says you can break the rule on syllables–just go with the flow.

Going with the flow…

-Photo source: Wikimedia Commons by A.L. SIMPSON (1909)

For you, my Darling
our daily postcard to you
Fingers crossed

Your daughter is nine –
Curly head girl awaits mail
Tears fall

Love forgives –
your return to sender stamp
Postcard blues

Thanks, as always.

What thoughts do you hold about the timeless haiku style of writing?

 

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26 thoughts on “A Simply Charming Haiku Affair| Postcard Blues

    • Sunshine says:

      thank you so much for your kind words, Ute. your energy inspires…i agree that haiku, with only a few words to work with would be easier but not the case. thanks, again. ☼sunHUGS!!

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  1. deannagreensandgardenart says:

    I love writing Haiku type poems. I, too will have words flowing through my brain and lips as I sound out the syllables at odd times during the day. I like “postcard blues”. You have motivated me to once again put pen to the syllables. Look on my blog in the next day or so for my newest one about the critters we hear in the evening while at the farm. Sensational!

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    • Sunshine says:

      it looks like you have a world of wonderful inspiration for haiku writing, my friend. i say, do not delay…you will come up with some great ones for sure. glad you found something to take with you. ♥

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    • Sunshine says:

      wahaaahaha, Rommel…like you don’t even know how to take fab photographs of the beautiful sun…and pelicans…and Marilyn M….and…stunning seacoasts…and…right. i really believe you. 😆

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  2. angelswhisper2011 says:

    We’re not made for haiku’s, Sunshine, but we understand them 🙂 You are great in it, we really admire your work and every time we are astonished of the good – work- haiku you made 🙂

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    • Sunshine says:

      aww, Little Binky and Granny…no worries about haiku writing. i think, Little Binky, one day, out of nowhere and while you least expect it, your paw will write a haiku. 🙂 it happens like that. i’m glad you guys made it over for a postcard chat…thanks! ♥

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    • Sunshine says:

      your photography and haiku tribute, Annie, on the Flight 93 Memorial truly touches the heart. i really love the wildflowers growing abundantly – your haiku gives the vision that all is okay, the Divine wills it so. ~grateful for your visit. ♥

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