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INTRODUCTION[edit | edit source]

Haiku ,originally,is the Japanese short poem.It has 3 lines ,1st and 3rd  line with 5 syllable, 2nd line with 7 syllable (5-7-5) structure.The theme of poem is Nature(beauty,season,animals,etc.,)There is no rigid structure or rhyme scheme ,it  is upto the poet to express their creativity.


 “Over the Wintry” by Natsume Soseki

      Over the Wintry

  Forest, winds howl in rage
   With no leaves to blow.                  

In the attempt of Channelising the flood of soulful emotions into the vivid expression to lead reader’s into the realisation of unseen beauty of nature, one might lose their way with words. One might even end up with writer’s block. To tackle this difficulty I followed a few simple steps while writing my first English Haiku.

STEPS TO WRITE HAIKU[edit | edit source]

Step 1: Select a theme you are interested to express on.

Step 2:Try writing a 3 line poem without concentrating on syllables- to get an idea of what you want to express. This is draft 1

Step 3:create 2  lists with at least 15 words (nouns and adjectives related to the theme) of 5 syllables and 7 syllables,each. You will notice that naturally the words you list will be related to the theme of draft 1.

Step 4:Write a 2nd draft, here you will edit draft 1 by following 5-7-5 syllable structure using the list of words.

Step 4: Re-read your Haiku and try to make it better.

And this is what I came up with:

        “the unknown tune” by M.Aswini

           Peaceful rainy day

         Yellow hickory leaves shed
         Your tune freezes all

This is an easy way to manage the stress a beginner might experience and helps not to be discouraged. In a way throws out your self-doubt and encourages to write more

REFERENCE[edit | edit source]

[1] Haiku-definition

[2]10 vivid haiku to leave you breathless

  1. "Haiku - Definition and Examples of Haiku". Literary Devices. 2014-02-15. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  2. "10 Vivid Haikus to Leave you Breathless". Read Poetry. 2019-04-18. Retrieved 2020-04-13.