Haiku Day – Sunbeams

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Today is day 10 of the WordCount 2011 Blogathon and we are required to post a haiku. I have never written a haiku. All I know is I am to use 5 syllables, then 7 syllables and finally 5 syllables. Let me know your thoughts.

Sunbeams in my eyes

reflections from the poolside

water refreshes.

Whew! I hope you understand it, I am not sure I do.

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4 comments on “Haiku Day – Sunbeams

  1. I can’t remember where I linked to for this. It is in the blogathon links for Haiku. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Good try, Kristi! Actually, the Japanese word that is mistakenly translated to syllables isn’t equivalent at all but syllables is what we have to work with in English…Also, there are 2 (and if memory serves, quite a few more) types of Haiku…anything having to do with humans is senryu – and I’ve forgotten the name of ‘nature’ based haiku.
    I ruffled a few feathers when I inquired about writing Haiku while I was living in Shreveport. I was set straight. LOL! If you want to ‘really’ do Haiku, best study up. Your Haiku above works ok by me…but I’m still studying – maybe I could give a short talk at next writer’s meetup? maybe.

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