Showcase Saturday – Haiku

Haiku

 

Blue grey dawn light creeps

Across the world stealing night

Away from the moon.

 

Traffic noise humming

And rushing past the window

Like urban thunder.

 

Snowdrops on the bank;

Flecks of white petals bursting

From winter’s prison.

Here are three haikus that I wrote when I was doing a creative writing course with the open university.  Before I did that course I always thought of myself as a poet who sometimes tells stories but I discovered that I got the best marks for my stories so now I tend to think of myself as a story-teller who sometimes writes poems.

As I’m sure you know, haiku is a Japanese type of poem where the first line is supposed to contain five syllables, the middle line seven syllables and the last line is five syllables.  A classic Japanese haiku should also contain a reference to the season.

 

 

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