It has been awhile since I participated with the Monday weekly haiku challenge at #RonovanWrites. My last time linking up was in the post Rainbow: Quiet Beauty with a Promise. This week I couldn’t resist, because I love the prompt words, forest & whisper.
In the Forest
On a quiet path
I wander through a forest
Beautiful and fresh
A gentle river
Whispers its song beneath the
Writing haiku is one of my favorite things to do, and it often helps to have prompt words. It can be a challenge to be concise with your words, but sometimes it’s very easy. Sometimes all it takes is to look at a photo or spend time sitting outside.
Nature is a wonderful place to be inspired whether it is a small spot in a backyard, a mountain view, a lake, a field, a river or some combination.
Write Your Own Haiku
I would like to encourage you to write your own haiku. It is a simple form of poetry that says a lot with a few words.
For today’s haiku, I went to the online magnetic poetry nature kit. It often helps if I don’t have any particular words in mind. But sometimes I have to rearrange or combine words to form a word that isn’t there. There are also other kits besides the nature one and they are fun to work with.
Be sure to check out #RonovanWritesWeeklyHaikuChallenge. There in the comments are others who have linked to their own haiku using his prompts. If you do write your own, I’d love for you to share it.
I’m linking up with: #LMMLinkup