Haiku ,originally,is the Japanese short poem.It has 3 lines ,1st and 3rd line with 5 syllable, 2nd line with 7 syllable (5-7-5) structure.The theme of poem is Nature(beauty,season,animals,etc.,)There is no rigid structure or rhyme scheme ,it is upto the poet to express their creativity.
“Over the Wintry” by Natsume Soseki
Over the Wintry
Forest, winds howl in rage
With no leaves to blow.
In the attempt of Channelising the flood of soulful emotions into the vivid expression to lead reader’s into the realisation of unseen beauty of nature, one might lose their way with words. One might even end up with writer’s block. To tackle this difficulty I followed a few simple steps while writing my first English Haiku.
STEPS TO WRITE HAIKU edit
Step 1: Select a theme you are interested to express on.
Step 2:Try writing a 3 line poem without concentrating on syllables- to get an idea of what you want to express. This is draft 1
Step 3:create 2 lists with at least 15 words (nouns and adjectives related to the theme) of 5 syllables and 7 syllables,each. You will notice that naturally the words you list will be related to the theme of draft 1.
Step 4:Write a 2nd draft, here you will edit draft 1 by following 5-7-5 syllable structure using the list of words.
Step 4: Re-read your Haiku and try to make it better.
And this is what I came up with:
“the unknown tune” by M.Aswini
Peaceful rainy day
Yellow hickory leaves shed
Your tune freezes all
This is an easy way to manage the stress a beginner might experience and helps not to be discouraged. In a way throws out your self-doubt and encourages to write more
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