Writing a Haiku


I was given an assignment to write a haiku, but I don’t even know where to start. ¬†Any advice on poetry topics, breaking writers block, brainstorming is greatly appreciated ūüėČ


Haikus are traditionally about nature, and they are three lines long (5 syllables/ 7 syllables/ 5 syllables). ¬†Walk outside and take notes on what you see. ¬†What colors do you see? ¬†Plants? ¬†Animals? ¬†What is the weather like? ¬†If you are still struggling on putting your thoughts into words, think about your favorite place or a place where you’ve always wanted to go. ¬†What is it¬†like there? ¬†Imagine what would you see, smell, hear, or maybe even taste while visiting these places. ¬†While taking notes, try to use as much description as possible so that you have a wide variety of vocabulary terms, ideas, etc. when you sit down to construct your haiku. ¬†Enjoy!