International Haiku Day...My Personal Challenge

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International Haiku Day...My Personal Challenge

Let me set the record straight...I have not lost my mind. Up until several years ago, I had only heard of the word haiku in articles I’d read or when watching a movie or television show.

We learned about poetry in school and sometimes had to write our own poem.

I loved reading Shakespeare...his plays and his sonnets.

However, I had no real idea what a haiku was until I read that there was a day celebrating it.

From what I’ve read, there are different styles of haiku but I thought I’d try my hand at the 5-7-5 version...17 syllables in all, 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second and 5 in the third.

So, as a personal challenge, I thought I’d give it a try and exercise the old dendrites.

 

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Give it a try. It was a fun workout for my brain.

 

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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Kathy Streib I love Haiku...here you go:

My refuge the gym

The place to escape in peace

Lift and feel enabled

Apr 17, 2018 04:23 AM #3
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Hmmm....I do remember Mrs. Gate's English class and that assignment...and for now....we will let you be the expert in this unique verse.

Apr 17, 2018 04:23 AM #4
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Kathy. I wll let you and Barbara Todaro keep practicing. Enjoy your day.

Apr 17, 2018 04:36 AM #5
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Kathy... I remember this exercise in high school... was not quite my thing then and I doubt it will be today.

Apr 17, 2018 05:10 AM #6
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Carol Williams
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Hi Kathy,
I always wanted to write poetry and the Haiku is the one form I seem to be able to do...  probably because there are guidelines and I do know how to follow rules.     I love yours but I love anything beachy.    I'll work on one and come back and post in another comment.  Thanks for the fun challenge.

Apr 17, 2018 05:14 AM #7
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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Kathy.  I'm not very good at words like this but I will give it a try.

Apr 17, 2018 05:29 AM #8
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Kathy - It looks like you are a talented poet.  I never heard of Haiku until now.  Thanks for the enlightenment.

Apr 17, 2018 06:05 AM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I remember when my children in school, they went through a segment where they were really into learning haiku.  If I remember correctly, it was around the 5th grade.

Apr 17, 2018 06:17 AM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!    

Apr 17, 2018 06:18 AM #11
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Brian England
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I think you nailed it, that is a great haiku!!!  I also like the one that Barbara Todaro put together, she is my hero!!!

Apr 17, 2018 06:56 AM #12
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

I have read lots of Haiku, and I think yours is very good.  My favorite is Matsuo Basho, a famous Japanese Haiku writer in the Edo Period (1600's)  Here is an example.

Don't imitate me;
it's as boring
as the two halves of a melon.

Happy Haiku day to you.  A

Apr 17, 2018 07:18 AM #13
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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I am too tired to try. I think I will do my best next year to fit in with a Haiku :)

Apr 17, 2018 07:39 AM #14
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Had to give it a whirl, using your 5,7,5 formula - 17 syllables in all. 

 

 The morning has come,

 awaken with joy and love,

 savor the moments.

Apr 17, 2018 07:55 AM #15
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Kathy Streib
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Gita Bantwal Thank you!  Hope that you're having a good day. 

Dorie Dillard I think I talk too much to limit myself to 17 syllables. LOL

Barbara Todaro now that was pure YOU!!!

Apr 17, 2018 10:00 AM #16
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Kathy Streib
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson Awww come on, give it a try.

Wayne Martin it is kind of a good workout for the brain muscles. 

Nina Hollander I don't remember it at all!  I remember writing a poem but nothing like that. 

Apr 17, 2018 10:08 AM #17
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Hi Carol Williams I think if you have a good ear for music it might come in handy. 

Gabe Sanders I didn't think I could do it but give it a try. 

Grant Schneider I'd read the word and knew what it meant but that was about all. 

Apr 17, 2018 10:11 AM #18
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat maybe that's why I was not familiar with it...I'm too old! LOL Thank you for the feature in your group.

Brian England thank you and I knew Barbara would be able to crank out one. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I love it!!! I'm going to look up some of his work. 

Apr 17, 2018 10:14 AM #19
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I may try another one just to exercise my brain. 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD that is perfect and YOU. The 5-7-5 makes it fun to try to fit it. 

Apr 17, 2018 10:16 AM #20
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

Poetry is not one of my suits.  Didn't care for it in school, just never was fond of it

Apr 18, 2018 03:09 AM #21
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Sharon Tara
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I'm tired. So so tired.

Why am I doing this now?

Only for you, friend!

Apr 18, 2018 06:02 PM #22
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