I adore haiku. Writing them is, to me, like eating m&m’s—a sweet treat that provides instant energy.
Haiku are three-line poems with a strict syllable count—5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third. They’re a great exercise for writers, because they demand concise descriptive thoughts. If you’ve never attempted writing haiku before, why not try it? If you’d like, create a user profile for yourself at Absolute Write and click here to visit their forum to join the Chain, chain, chain, chain of haiku fools—one of my favorite hangouts.
Here are some of the haiku I’ve written at Absolute Write, a few inspired by The Last Will of Moira Leahy:
“We’re shaken, not stirred,” says the gin to the vermouth. Olive just feels stuffed.