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Introducing: Tuesday haiku

Welcome to the first haiku Tuesday hosted by me, C’estLaVie!

Owl & I were goofing off earlier this week and came up with the idea of a weekly haiku post.

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A haiku is a traditional Japanese poem, generally following a 5-7-5 sound pattern. They are traditionally an observation of a moment in nature, contrasting two different concepts.

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One of the most well known is “The Old Pond” by Matsuo Bashō...

An old silent pond

A frog jumps into the pond—

Splash! Silence again.

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So what I’m thinking is Haiku à la Backtalk- a weekly post for each of us to craft a haiku poem either about a suggested prompt, or, if you prefer, write about anything at all! How you are feeling this week? A cute photo inspired you? Your pup or kitteh? The state of the world? A particularly yummy dinner? Blaurghs? Brags? Anything goes! Prefer to write a sonnet or a limerick? That’s cool too.

(Oh, and if you get stuck or want to practice a bit, there’s always the haiku generator to get you started...)

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For kicks, here’s what I got putting Matsuo Bashō’s idea into the generator...

Profound pool quiet

shall a female, old frog jumps

betrayed by the splash!

Hmm. Not bad, actually. Anyway...

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Think on it, meditate on an idea, and share your haiku below. Use a prompt or your own idea. Happy or somber, funny or serious. This could be a fun way to distract our minds for a little while.

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