Written for:  Carpe Diem Writing and Enjoying Haiku #3 classical haiku

In the last episode of “Writing and Enjoying Haiku” you had to create haiku without rules, this time, I love to challenge you to create haiku following the rules, the most basic rules of haiku. You may choose your own theme, but you have to follow the following rules:

1. A kigo seasonword)
2. A kireji (cutting-word or punctuation)
3. 5-7-5 syllables (onji)
4. The theme is nature
5. A spiritual, Zen-Buddhistic layer / meaning
6. First and Third line are interchangeable
7. In your haiku you may not use “I”, because in haiku the poet isn’t visible

a fragile cobweb
dressed in crystalline dewdrops
treasure at sunrise

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

patient carriers
gather twigs in early Spring
a nest of one’s own

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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7 Responses to Patience

  1. Charley says:

    Splendid haiku!


  2. jazzytower says:

    Aah! Nice Sara:) Made me smile:)


  3. Chapeau! A beautiful classical written haiku.


  4. Wow ! I love it !


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