Haiku – Sunflower Petals

The yellow petals
arranged like rays of the sun
greeted the new day.

In my mind, the connection between haikuphotography and mindfulness runs deep. I will be talking about haiku in greater depth in an upcoming post, but for now I’d like to remind you of the basic form of haiku:

line 1: 5 syllables

line 2:  7 syllables

line 3:  5 syllables

Of course, there are many variations on this theme, but, in general, this is the format taught in American elementary schools and the one I grew up with.  Writing haiku can be contemplative, entertaining, humorous, insightful and deep.  Sometimes all at the same time.

When is the last time you tried your hand at writing a haiku poem?  I’d love to have you share your favorite creations.  If you need help getting started, here is a very random opening line for you to add to:

The kitten’s soft purr…

and, for dog-lovers:

The puppy’s wet nose…

Now it’s your turn.  Can you add a line with 7 syllables and a line with 5 syllables to complete the haiku? Please feel free to share your haiku(s) in a comment, below, if you feel inspired to do so.

Have fun!  I look forward to hearing from you!

image: taken with Nikon d7000 camera, micro-Nikkor 60 mm lens, aperture f/3, ISO 200, shutter speed 1/40 second


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3 Responses to Haiku – Sunflower Petals

  1.     The puppy’s wet nose
    lay embedded on my cheek
        His wimper was sweet

  2. Rita, I love this! 🙂

  3. i like it