#PoetryFriday — Starry, Starry Spring

Flowering Tree

starry petals,
snow foreshadowed
their fall

Copyright 2018 Brenda Davis Harsham

Poetry Friday with kids

Notes: Happy Poetry Friday! My poem is a haiku.

Writing Tips: New to haiku? Think: a brief observation of the world, a snapshot with a realization. English-language haiku are often framed as three lines with a syllable count of 5, 7, 5. Since haiku were originally Japanese, the syllable count should be viewed as a maximum, rather than a strict goal. Language should be simple, stark even, with no capitalization or periods. A seasonal reference is customary. These are a few basic rules, but there are many, many more. You can spend a lifetime perfecting haiku, but only after you write your first.

Generally haiku don’t have titles, but I use one anyway, as it better suits blogging. My title shows my life-long appreciation for Vincent van Gogh’s Starry, Starry Night.

Starry, Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

I’m hosting a FriendlyFairyTales Poetry Party this week. Welcome! If you’d like to join, please leave a link to your poetry post by clicking on the frog:

If anyone hasn’t read the 2018 Progressive Poem yet, it’s finished and available here. What fun it was to participate! The ending was lovely.

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