I make no secret of the fact I struggle with poetry. It might be because I love it so much and, unlike my prose, I have a tendency to overthink it. I used to practice a little, but I haven’t in a while, so I decided to take part in Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge this week.
Here are the prompt words, and Ronovan’s example:
The Prompt Words
Think & Fresh
Your eyes beamed because
You knew what I was thinking ,
So you called me fresh.
The following is how the sentences should read.
Your eyes beamed because you knew what I was thinking.
You knew what I was thinking, so you called me fresh.
There’s also a handy link on how to write the English Haiku here.
Perhaps I’m too easily influenced, but when I read Ronovan’s example, my own thoughts went in one direction! Strangely, it’s probably the best of the bunch!
You know what I think
When I see you in that robe
My thoughts are shameless
Then I came up with something a little more subtle, and perhaps broke a few haiku rules!
Can I share my thoughts?
Can I share how I feel?
Or is that too brash?
Perhaps this one, though it feels like I’m trying too hard…
Oh, these tangled thoughts;
They torment with their vigour
And outrageous hue
Then I turned in a different direction, and decided it was time to stop!
They coalesque in my mind,
Thanks for allowing me to experiment on you! And to Ronovan for the challenge.
Until next time.