Friday, April 1, 2016

Haiku A to Z: A is for Ancient

one of my photos on a spring walk 2015
“Haiku is an ancient form of Japanese poetry often containing (in English) a total of 17 syllables shared between three lines, arranged in a pattern of 5-7-5. It is important to note that the original Japanese haiku was measured in sounds, or ‘breaths,’ not English syllables. The 5-7-5 approach was a rough approximation.”

The A to Z Challenge has begun! 

Day One Haiku:
April redbuds bloom
on the heels of winter boots
and dance to bluebells
                                                                                                              --Kenda Turner                                


  1. I like Haiku a lot, and this is a very nice one. What a great choice for the A-Z challenge.

  2. Thanks, Elizabeth :-) Glad to know you like haiku, too!

  3. This is nice. A relaxing form of poetry. Not too intense or long.

    Pioneer Women in Aviation A-Z

  4. This is such a lovely haiku that expresses spring so well.

    Ann Bennett @annbennett12

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  5. Sharon--I like your choice of words: 'relaxing form of poetry.' I find that taking the initial idea and developing it does bring a sense of calmness. Maybe that's why I've become hooked on the form! Thanks.

    And thanks to you, too, Ann. Appreciate your comment :-)