Every now and then I come across a form of writing or a word that sparks my brain. A couple of years ago I saw someone had written what they termed a drabble which I subsequently found out was a story of exactly 100 words. The idea intrigued me so I wrote a couple and I will probably write some more.

My latest fascination is with haiku poetry. I’m not qualified to explain it so you’ll need to rely on Google but the crux of it is that it’s a three line poem of a very specific structure that should reflect a way of looking at the physical world in a much deeper way than three lines should allow. In essence to write one in English it needs to have a 5-7-5 construct of syllables across the three lines.

So after a very long evening hammering away at a project plan I thought I’d have a crack. It will no doubt confirm my complete lack of understanding of how poetry of any form should be written, but I hope you enjoy it anyway.

Will planning prevail

Where chaos and stress abound?

The cost is too much.

2 thoughts on “Haiku

    • Thanks Diane – I’m generally pretty hopeless when it comes to poetry but there’s something about the rigidity of this that almost makes it a puzzle to solve, which is perhaps why I feel I can at least attempt it!

      Main thing is to have fun I suppose!


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