Spring! I dance for thee.
My skirt! With so many holes.
Panties! A good thing.
(both picture and Haiku are from the blog Threadbared)
Here are some guidelines:
If you google Haiku you will find much discussion about the rules and whether you should use them. I say let's just start with the basics and if you break them a little...well, we call that artistic license in this house!
The pattern we'll be using for Haiku is the following:
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables
If you would like some examples, check out this site full of Haikus about lint - yes, as in dryer. My favorite might be the one that ends in "Lint, you complete me."
This is one I did for last year's Altered Art themed Haiku challenge:
Altered art passion.
New beauty made from old things.
It makes my heart sing.
Here's my thought about art and Haiku; while art is totally (completely!) optional, wouldn't it be nice to make a little 'zine full of art and Haikus? The details for that have to be worked out still. Liisa is a 'zine veteran, so I will pick her brain about that part and work out the details at a later date.
In any case, art or no art, all submissions from the week will be posted here the following Monday with a link to your blog (if you have one). In other words, I will post the topic sometime on Monday; accept submissions in the form of a comment or an email all week; create a blog post the following monday announcing the next topic and publishing the previous week's submissions.
(artwork and Haiku courtesy of the kind and generous Margaret Etzler)
So, to begin the process. This week's Haiku/art theme is: