The yellow petals
arranged like rays of the sun
greeted the new day.
In my mind, the connection between haiku, photography 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