Now that you have learned two rules of haiku -
(1) Haiku is complete with 5-7-5 syllables
(2) Haiku appreciates nature and life by means of a season word, you must be ready to make a haiku right away.I believe that you will know haiku better when you make them yourself.
First of all, please pick up a handy notebook you can always keep with you and a pencil or something to write with. Now describe impressive scenes and words in your notebook. Put them in 17 syllables on the spot if you can. Or simply jot down ideas and chance words for later refinement.
If you are not ready to start off, you may pick up a season word and write down your impressions or what you saw or felt in the past in association to it.
Let's have a small exercise. Here is a season word "Butterfly" and you express in words your impressions, ideas and anything associated to a butterfly:
* passing gaietyThese were submitted by my students of Haiku class at a junior high school and fed to our free imagination producing the following haiku:
* big and beautiful, but weak
* dead in the gathering cold
* desparate flight against the wind
* flying with the wind
* injured wings in late spring
* flying freely
* flower fields
parked on a rock
world of butterflies
flying and playing
world of butterfly
We had a similar exercise on a rose:
* looks artificialThen we jointly made the following haiku:
* beautiful flowers/fresh rose garden
* dazzling red
* rose petals opening
* flowers looking soft
I suggest that you pick up familiar season words and excercise with them.
to the eye
blooming in abundance
like artificial flowers
arranged in vase