Thursday, 22 March 2012

'haiku'

In a recent blog entry on "A Screw Loose" Liz Holzemer suggests trying to write a meningioma-related 'haiku'. 

A haiku is a poem structured as a 5 syllable line followed by a 7 syllable line and ending with another 5 syllable line. I left my first attempt at writing one as a comment to Liz's post;


Nothing stays the same
Our wishes may not come true
But keep hope alive


Then I read a little more about traditional Japanese haiku poetry and realised what a poor attempt mine was!!! I think this one is perhaps a tiny bit closer to how it should be:


autumn approaches -
and waiting here I wonder 
what next year might hold


This one is probably none too good either, but its quite a nice exercise!

my cats sun themselves -
who would guess the comfort of
them kissing my face



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