Haiku August 2013, Poetry
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Haiku August

I am trying to write a Haiku for every day of this month. I wrote Summer Birds on the first day, yesterday I wrote:

Leaf mulch and bare bark.

Faith went the way of Winter

without Spring for hope.


and today I have:


You’re my thunder dusk

following heat clogged daylight.

I listen for you.


I find writing haikus a little bizarre. Why?

I don’t actually know if I like them…

Haikus never feel as if they hold enough when I read them of write them. I can find some crackers and think “wow! I really like that!” But it remains the same for the vast majority of haikus, I simply feel that they don’t suit me.

So I’m trying to write one every day for a month to see if my opinion changes.

How about yourselves? Are there any poetic or prosaic forms that simply stick in your pen? I would be interested to hear if anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation.

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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


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  2. I really like the first one. I can feel frost in the air. I think your Haiku is very good, though I’m no expert, I know when the sounds of the words flow easily and paint a picture or emote a feeling for me.

    Writing Haiku is very new to me. It’s only been a couple of months. I started after a fellow blogger provided excellent and detailed instructions. I never liked Haiku before because I just didn’t understand it. I’m not really much into poetry of any style. Yet I continue to dabble in Haiku because to me it feels very easy. Sometimes it only takes minutes to complete one, and voila I have a completed piece of art. Talk about instant gratification. I don’t know if that’s a real good reason to write. But for me writing has generally come easy or not at all. I plan to go back to my novel for NaNoWriMo this fall and maybe I will find the writing of it easier?

    • I know what you mean about instant gratification; I write Flash Fiction for the same reason. I always find that my novels stagnant and that I have to give myself a big kick to get on and write them, whereas with Flash Fiction I get a completed piece within half and hour or so.

      • I’ve only written a few flash fiction pieces, but I get what you mean. I like to do flash that must be completed in 100 words.

  3. All the best with your challenge. I’ve never really been in to haiku. Looking forward to reading what you come up with.

    • Thank you, I’m going to try and keep posting the rest of my stuff like flash-fiction and headquarters since I don’t really want to just publish haikus.

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