Somebody Likes Yellow

Poetry month is almost over and I can’t believe I haven’t posted about it at all! I love poetry! So I decided to write a haiku for this installment of I SPY.

Yellow Yard

Winter wondering,
Favorite color concealed
Yellow! spring revealed

My inspiration for this haiku was a neighbor who must love yellow considering all the forsythia and daffodils in their yard. Haiku are fun to write because their structure is pretty simple. A haiku consists of three lines of 5,7,5 syllables. I also like them because traditionally they are written about nature. I learned all I know about haikus from Wabi Sabi (included in this book list), a picture book written in haiku, with a brief yet very informative afterword.

Now it’s your turn to share a haiku or poem you have written, links welcome!


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  1. I didn’t know haikus are traditionally about nature. Here are some I wrote for the births of my children:


    Wimpy Burger starts
    17 hours’ labour
    Ventouse delivered


    Waters broke, threw up
    Socks off hopped in pool so soon
    Peaceful birth at home


    Contractions in bed
    Get in pool for pain relief
    Welcome water babe.


    Is this false labour?
    Pool not full, two steps to bath
    Call midwife, he’s out!

    • I wonder if you wrote them all together or after each birth.
      Haiku is perfect especially for your forth (being so quick)!

  2. I wrote this spring haiku recently:

    sunshine and showers
    bird’s nests, blossoms and breezes
    pastels, peeps, puddles

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