I wanted to share a few of my haiku that are in the Just A Unicorn book. I love poetry and have been writing it since I was about twelve. I was introduced to haiku (a Japanese form of poetry) in college. I fell in love with this form of poetry.
Traditionally, haiku is about nature or the seasons. The style is unique because of the 5-7-5 approach to writing. This means the first line consists of 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables and then the third has 5 syllables as well. It’s a great test for writers of poetry to stay within the 5-7-5 rule, write about the beauty of nature, and still be creative.
I do write traditional haiku in addition to the more contemporary style. I write all types of poetry, but I really enjoy haiku. I picked six of my favorite haiku that are in my first book to reprint for this post.
I try not to share too much of my poetry on my site. This will actually be the last time I will share my poetry on here. I do have books featuring my poetry that you can purchase if interested in more of my work. I have information on my books on the Books and Merchandise page.
A Most Protected Element sliver of metal covered my heart like armor so no glass shattered
August 5 Read Shakespeare at Noon Kissed Romeo at midnight Best Summer Night's Dream
Emotional Abuse #2 Held my breath this time... True...he said I was ugly Then tried to drown me
Emotional Abuse #3 Why are you broken? Doll parts scattered among rooms... Praying for a heart
Mirrored Image someone looked like you same crooked smile...warm brown eyes best person I knew
As It has Been Said What a brilliant soul Twisted, surrounded by pain Yet...giver of light