Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Face it. I'm wordy, verbose, talkative. Sometimes I don't know when to quit, but some people like it short and sweet as in a haiku. I have never ever written one before. I just feel like the poetry is not complete. I have so so much more to say but a lovely blog hosted by Kristjaan Panneman posts a haiku challenge called Carpe Diem. I read it last week and was going to submit an entry, but I nearly needed a pair of scissors and a giant eraser to stop my poem and to be honest I never completed the haiku so did not participate.
This time I did, but I want to add another line and have it end in a word that rhymes with air. Of course I didn't. Then it wouldn't be haiku. Try your luck. I googled haiku and was instructed to select first 5 syllables then 7 then 5 again. It is all about the rhythm. I like rhyming and rhythm but felt it would be a good exercise to challenge myself in a new type of expression.
1. Is it just me or do you like your poems to rhyme too?
2. Maybe you are not even a fan of poetry. My hubby isn't, but I love to write poetry. It just seems to bubble up within me and sometimes I cannot get anywhere to capture it in words. It helps me to sort out my feelings? Otherwise they are just bottled up and trying to come out for air. How do you sort yours out?
This post linked to Carpe Diem and to Two Questions Thursday. Join in at both of these sites and express yourself! :-) Thank you for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!!