Almost Halfway through A Month of Poetry

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. -Plutarch So, we are just about half way through Camp NaNoWriMo and NaPoWriMo. When I think about that I have a bit of a hard time believing that time seems to be passing so quickly! This April I decided to try to write a poem … Continue reading Almost Halfway through A Month of Poetry

How to Write a Haiku Poem

There is magic in nature. Birds singing, trees that are hundreds of years old, are among the beauties and magic of nature. Whether you are looking at a mountain or a tiny insect you can find the marvels of nature. The Japanese knew this and they came up with a form of poetry uniquely formed to show one moment nature in words, the haiku. Today people still enjoy writing haikus to show moments that are special to them. Here I am going to take you through the steps of writing a haiku.