By September 24, 2011 Creative writing

A friend and I led a writing workshop this morning. It was very enriching for all of us, and it reminded me, once again, that in order to write well, one must write regularly.

One of our first exercises was to write a haiku, which has three lines of writing based on syllable count. There is also supposed to be a juxtaposition of images or ideas—basically showing two images or ideas that are the same within the non-rhyming lines—but we didn’t add in that requirement.

Line 1 = 5 syllables
Line 2 = 7 syllables
Line 3 = 5 syllables

Here are my three.

Wings so miniscule
whirr into my flowery
mass of hibiscus.

Gray misty fingers
wrap around my cold skin cells;
promise rain to come.

Blood Red
Who said blood was red?
It’s earthy brown and violet
on my guilty hands.


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