I first read about Haiku (a short form of Japanese poetry) a few years ago and became fascinated with that style of poetry. I spent a good deal of time trying it on and even encouraged a few friends to try their hands on it – the outcomes were quite encouraging. I have recently tried to write a few more and I thought I’d share them here.
Thin sheets of ice are Melted by the fiery heat Of an angry sun Reddish desert sands Blown around by endless winds Thirsty for the rain Yellow petals lure Through the charm of their perfume Hungry insects near Dark and rainy nights Old men reflecting at dawn Precede brighter days The wisdom of youth Coated in dazzling colours A sight to behold
I look forward to hear what you think about them. Till next time, take care and bye! 😊
P.S. The header picture is a reference to a scenic hiking trail in Hawaii, named “Haiku stairs”. The stairs and the poetry style have no relationship whatsoever. It’s just plain coincidence of language. Or maybe not…