Sometimes, in the bustle of the holidays, we all need a moment to slow down, a brief second to restore your energy. What better way than to read or write a haiku? The haiku poem is a style based off of 3 lines and 17 syllables. The first line consisting of 5 syllables, the second 7 and the third back to 5. It is very short and the restraint makes each word’s importance that much greater. The other importance in a haiku is the emphasis on nature and the season. Another version is even shorter consisting of a 3-5-3 line pattern. Here is a winter haiku just for you:
A cardinal waits
Winter boughs bend in the snow
He folds wings for warmth.
Take a moment to breathe in the rush of the season and read or write a short haiku.