"Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!"--Dr. Seuss
Haiku is a lot of things: sensory, evocative, a moment, an image, a feeling, a mood. But at the end of the day it all really comes down to you. What resonates with you. What meaning is in it for you. What joy and/or fulfillment do you receive from it. What do you have to offer a reader.
You. Haiku will expand the world you live in.
At the beginning of the A-Z Challenge, the day of the reveal, I wrote: "Haiku for me is a writer's prompt, a word-lover's playground, and an invitation to see things in a new light...I'm a student, still learning and experimenting, so the subject continues to take me on a path of discovery." After almost twenty-six days (one more to go!) I still feel this way. I also have found that haiku is a gift, helping to open my eyes and heart to more around me.
Hopefully it will do the same for you. Maybe you'll say yes and give it a try, too?
Still uncovering the gift with day twenty-five haiku:
yesterday's barn sighs
as bumblebee rides echoes...
flower seeds snatch dream