543 Day Writing Journey

Haiku. Day 208.

I’m a fan of free verse poetry because there are no rules so my thoughts aren’t choked by a need to rhyme or be a certain length, but today I thought it would be fun to explore some other types of poetry. I started easy with the haiku.

A haiku uses a five-seven-five pattern which means it has three lines where the first and last have five syllables, while the middle one has seven. It’s pretty simple and fun. I encourage you to try it. Here are five I wrote today:

COVID
He took the free test,
and waited fifteen minutes.
Only a head cold.

Selfie
I see many flaws,
so I run it through filters.
I post the O.G.

Baked
Leftover apples,
exist in sweet dewy bread,
fried in cast iron.

For Salsa
Planters made of peat,
cilantro’s first nursery,
melt in black soil.

Anole
She side-eyes the dog,
and scurries only when safe,
to her mate and babes.

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