"Writing Haiku is like playing baseball, if three out ten Haikus are good then you're great." ~Fitz
Writing Haiku takes a different kind of style. A style that is hard to obtain, but when you do obtain it, it never leaves you. Writing haikus isn't just about putting together three stanzas together in 5 syllable, 7 syllable, 5 syllable order. It is about being able to capture the reader by using description and feeling in your writing. Writing Haiku has to have feeling and passion, or else the piece lacks personality and heart. Haiku is more than just writing it is an art, an art that needs the right painter.
Writing Haiku is something that is has always been hard for me to wrap my head around. Put it this way, I am not your typical poetry writer. It has not been something I have ever really spent an extended period of time on. Writing Haiku has been something that has always given me difficulty. Not the fact of writing the haiku, but the fact of writing a Haiku well. Capturing the voice of a poet has been a challenge for me. My writing has been too dry and factual so writing Haiku has always been difficult.
Looking at this fall I realize that Haiku is going to become at big piece of English, and I am happy about that. Working on Haiku this fall is going to help me become a better writer. A more creative writer that captures the reader by writing from the heart. Because haiku is written a lot about nature and peace, I hope to get a chance to get out of my living room and write haiku outside and experience what I am writing in my haiku. I feel this will enhance my haiku quality because the writing will be coming straight from the heart. Lastly, because haiku in Japanese means insightful fun, I want to more than anything enjoy myself while writing haiku, if I enjoy what I'm doing it will show in my writing.
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