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The Blue Flower

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Two Writing Exercises
1) Write a haiku or short poem about this picture.
See the posting with the horse photo for rules. For additional
information about the haiku, click on How To Write A Haiku
*There are variations to the rule followed by the Japanese haiku.
The English haiku is not as strict, and is "often" written using the
2-3-2, 3-4-3, 3-5-2 syllable rule instead. There are other forms of
haiku, as well as variations to the English haiku, which I will
detail later this week. Also, when a haiku is translated into English,
the syllables are often "lost" in translation.
Thank you, Crafty Green Poet and Ares for enlightening me!
2) Who in your life has inspired you the most?


Every Photo Tells A Story said...


Free writing is a great technique. Just write the first thing that pops into your head and go with it.

If you decide to re-write, or finish a piece you've started on this blog, I'd love to see the finished outcome.

WHY said...

I have an acquantaince who I don't really talk to much. We used to work together. But, off the top of my head, I would have to say she has inspired me the most because she always made me feel intelligent. For some reason, her opinion of me really mattered. Guess that would make sense :)

Sarah Copeland said...

Mind rising above
pain and reality; a
neon field of daisies.

Crafty Green Poet said...

the flower glows
reflecting the sky -
a lightning flash.

(I hope you don't mind but it's worth saying that in the English language, the 5-7-5 rule is less fixed for haiku. Japanese syllables are very different from English syllables. Most English language, literary minded haiku writers and publishers use 5-7-5 as a suggested upper limit rather than a strict rule.)

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Hi Crafty Green Poet: Thank you, you are correct. I didn't want to overwhelm with too much detail in the beginning, but perhaps my thinking was wrong. The English haiku "is" flexible and may be written as 3-2-3, 3-4-3, or 3-5-2, instead of the 5-7-5 syllable rule used in the Japanese haiku. I will update. And, I always appreciate and ask for any feedback :)

Anonymous said...

I know this sounds corny, but my fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Kennedy, inspired me the most. She said I was smart:)


gege said...

To create, to grow
One must see the world askance
Changing hues and shapes

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Whether it be truth or fiction, thank you for sharing your stories :)


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