#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.

91 thoughts on “#PoetryFriday — Starry, Starry Spring

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  4. Hi, Brenda! Thanks for hosting this week and for sharing your lovely photo and haiku. I share your appreciation for Van Gogh. By any chance, did you get to see the movie, Loving Vincent? It’s wonderful!

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  5. So filigreed, the flowers, almost ethereal.
    I feel one, with your poem, Brenda.
    Appreciations for this 1st Friday of May hosting.

    My original poem-making (at Bookseedstudio) is without a starry sky – but, about a sky.

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  6. At Wild Rose Reader, I have announced the winner of a signed copy of my book THINGS TO DO for the Fourth Week of National Poetry Week. Sorry to be so late with this. I was supposed to make the announcement last Sunday. I got sick and have been feeling out of sorts.

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  7. Your poem is lovely and suits the image. I’m glad you included the explanation about it’s relatiinship to Van Gogh.

    Thanks for hosting Poetry Friday.

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  11. Hi Brenda, I’m confused. I thought I was scheduled to host this week? : ) It’s fine either way, but I checked and some blogs have me listed as host and some have you. Oh, well, Looks like most people are here so we can go with that. Have a great day! Linda

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