Daily post: Haiku, driving you nuts?

The ‘WordPress’ Daily Challenge has had some pretty inane subjects, but today the idea took my fancy, and maybe it will some of you too?

“Write a haiku about something that drives you nuts.”

Here it is.

There is a debate about ‘Haiku’ versus ‘Senryu’   – which you can read about here but generally a haiku, which is originally Japanese, can be described as a syllable counted verse, often with lines of 5 then 7 and then 5 syllables (though in English sometimes fewer as our syllables are often longer) which generally features an aspect of nature, usually a seasonal  reference, an observation which can give some sort of leap of understanding or insight
That’s aiming pretty high!

So anything approximating this will do….

And here is one to start the ball rolling –

roses have sharp thorns
which tear scratches on my skin
leaving buds of blood

Author: Sarah

No time to lose. No, time to lose. Make time to stand and stare.... Did you see that?

15 thoughts on “Daily post: Haiku, driving you nuts?”

  1. ‘Another’ is a
    word in the English language
    with three syllables.

    Only joking too 😀


  2. OZ – you’re right!! That was 7-7-5. Bad Bear.
    Here’s a replacement –

    Haikus bore me stiff
    They don’t fit English metre.
    Sod the Japanese.


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