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Daily Haiku

I am a regular listener of Gretchen Rubin's Happier podcast.  Each week, Gretchen and her sister Elizabeth share stories and suggestions about the little things we can do to bring more happiness into our outlooks and our lives.

A couple of weeks ago, Gretchen and Elizabeth talked about writing a daily haiku in their "Try this at Home" segment.  By writing a daily haiku - a super simple and accessible type of poetry - you can focus your attention on some little segment of your day, bringing a bit of mindful attention and happiness into your life.

This idea resonated with me -- and I decided to give it a try.  I've challenged myself to write a daily haiku during the month of June -- and it's been so much fun, I decided to share a few.

(A haiku is a 3-line poem following a specific formula:  Line 1 - 5 syllables; Line 2 - 7 syllables; Line 3 - 5 syllables.  The lines seldom rhyme.)

June 1

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Sunrise over lake
Coffee steaming in my cup
Bird joy all around

June 3

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Cloudy, grey morning
Makes me want to sit and knit
While sipping coffee

June 7

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So fast down the hill
Not even pedaling . . . but
Uphill coming home

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Turns out daily haiku is a really fun exercise!  Give it a try and see for yourself.

 

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Vera

These are great Kym! I especially love the first one. Thanks for the link to the podcast - I will check it out.

AsKatKnits

I love this idea! And, thanks for the podcast recommendation!

Patty

I've been enjoying the haikus you've been posting and remember loving when we had to do them in school! I love the last one!

Carole

I've been enjoying your haikus a lot, I think June 1st is my favorite so far. Great way to capture your day and stretch your brain a bit, too.

margene

I wrote haiku on a regular bases years ago. I love this idea and think I'll give it a try!

Juliann

I especially like that last one - describes my neighborhood rides perfectly.

Mary

What a delightful practice! I need to get back to that podcast; they do share some excellent ideas (and they're fun to listen to)

HonoreĀ“

Have I shared with you that I am also doing a daily Haiku this month...have done so off-n - on over the past few years. Enjoyed yours and look forward to more. I shall be listening to to this week's Happier podcast on my morning walk today.
Cheers~

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