still we ask
who is my neighbor?
still we ask

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day 1103

9:57 am July 15, 2013

still we ask
who is my neighbor?
still we ask

day 1102

12:30 pm July 14, 2013

on the seventh day
he rested
from syllable counting

day 1101

10:40 am July 13, 2013

Saturdays
the world
in six words

day 1100

8:01 am July 12, 2013

so much world
so few syllables
to catch it

day 1099

4:17 pm July 11, 2013

how pleasant once more
to stretch my thoughts out along
all these syllables!

day 1098

9:29 am July 10, 2013

on Mondays
Wednesdays and Fridays
3-5-3

Year Four: Use All the Patterns!

2:05 pm July 9, 2013
Haiku Diem: The Best of Year One

Welcome to the start of Year Four of Haiku Diem! I want to thank my long time readers for following me all these years – and my newer readers for joining us on this journey – and remind you that a book collection of the best haiku from my first year, illustrated by four wonderful artists, is available for purchase online.

In that first year of Haiku Diem, I wrote all the haiku in the popular 5-7-5 form. (Five syllables for the first line, seven for the second, and five for the third.) The following year, I switched to 3-5-3, and then this past year, stopped following any pattern whatsoever. This coming year, Year Four, I’ll be doing all three, and more: I’ll be writing in 5-7-5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-5-3 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and not following any format on Sundays. And on Saturdays, I’ll be doing something I only began experimenting with this past year: using only six words for an entire haiku!

I hope you’ll enjoy the diverse haiku that will result from this plan as much as I expect to enjoy writing them!

day 1097

1:28 pm

the plan for Year Four
return to 5-7-5
Tuesdays and Thursdays

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