scattered by the wind
creative thoughts swirl around
grounded by the pen
1. A Haiku needs to be 17 syllables in a 5,7,5 formation.
2.The two sentences need to operate independently:
scattered by the wind, creative thoughts swirl around
creative thoughts swirl around, grounded by the pen
3. It should relate to nature or natural forces
4. The two sentences need to express opposites: scattered v grounded
5. And new to me, I learnt in Japan that a Haiku is not a Haiku unless it relates to one of the four seasons. Apparently there is a Haiku dictionary with all the hundreds of words in it that can be said to relate to seasons. I’m hoping wind relates to Autumn, it should, don’t you think – if it does then BOOSH! I’ve nailed it!
This haiku also relates to my day – it is VERY windy here – I am not a fan of the wind (oh dear there is a terrible pun in there somewhere) it makes me very unsettled, but doing some writing, doodling, drawing and writing a haiku, that has made me feel calm and settled, mmm happy Saturday – at last.
ooops – almost forgot:
6. It is best if the Haiku carries a helpful message or wise insight – my message:
creativity helps, whatever the situation, it helps.