Daily Haiku

More Daily Haiku

I'm still having fun with my daily haiku thing.  It's a challenge, sure . . . but it's a great way to think about the day and what's happening around me.  And I'm especially enjoying pairing my daily haiku with a daily photo.  Here are a few of my recent favorites.

June 13

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Lily pads rising
Reaching up to the surface
Dragonflies cheer

June 14

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Out in the distance
Lightning flash, thunder rumbles
Heading home

June 20

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Coffee, time to think
Day unfolding, emerging
Ready to begin

June 21

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Lingering daylight
Warm summer night, you and me
Sipping wine outside

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Have a great weekend.  
(I hope it's full of poetry.)


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.