Haiku For You

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.

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7 thoughts on “Haiku For You

  1. davemanic says:

    Wind cold and freezing
    Without shame winter is here
    Cold desolate snow

  2. I am ashamed to
    admit that my haikus are
    seldom poetic.

    With that being said
    I am super excited
    For Christmas this year!

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