As I scanned my email this morning for Discover Prompts new word of the day, I paused when I saw Three. Nothing came to mind and I was really stumped. So I read through the post and discovered a quick connection to their suggestion to write a haiku. Enjoy several haiku inspired by photographs I took at various locations. Thank you for reading. Please like, comment, share and subscribe for more content!
Poets.org by the Academy of American Poets explains that a haiku is a traditional Japanese form of poetry consisting of 17 syllables broken down in 5/7/5 syllables per line. The focus of a haiku is to write with simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression.
Originating around the 13th century haiku were used in renga, an oral poem, then by the 16th century haiku broke away creating a shorter form we know today. https://poets.org/glossary/haiku
Haiku paved the way for new ways of expressing nature and observations. No longer did a writer need a lengthy, lofty description to portray what they felt or saw!
viewers a piece of art that
withstands all of time.
In St. Augustine
lies a towering mansion
full of history.
Here sits abandoned
in shrub and brush covered fields.
What is its purpose?
Iron gates in light.
A spring day at the Boston
Commons. Find your joy.