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 😉


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!

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