I didn’t want to write another haiku, but what can I say – it’s International Haiku Poetry Day.
Thank you to Beth at I Didn’t Have My Glasses On for letting me know about this holiday.
Observed annually on April 17, it’s a day that encourages everyone to try their hand in creativity. For those who may not be familiar with haiku, it is a form of Japanese poetry that is non-rhyming and usually consists of 3 lines with a syllable pattern of 5-7-5. Usually, an element of nature, a season, moment of beauty, or an individual experience inspires haiku poems. Sensory language is used to capture a feeling, image or moment.
Don’t count on my haiku to do any of that, except for the 5-7-5 thing.
So here we go:
A day spent on Zoom
I see and hear everyone
But it’s not the same
Feel free to share your haiku in the comments!
P.S. I wasn’t sure if “everyone” would count as three or four syllables, but fortunately, it’s just three!
P.P.S. However, using a contraction, like “it’s” may be frowned upon…
P.P.P.S. I can’t tell you how many times I counted syllables using my fingers to get this just right…
*image from The Poetry Department