Poetry has never been our forte but there’s something very soothing about the Japanese poetic form of Haiku. During this pandemic anything that can calm the mind and relieve some stress is welcome. So, we thought we’d try our hand at it.
First, we had to learn a little something about the haiku. Haiku is an unrhyming poem with a particular structure: 3 lines with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 syllables in the second line: 5, 7, 5. When haiku was first introduced, the subject was restricted to a description of one of the seasons and was designed to elicit an emotional response. We’re glad it widened its realm of subjects as our minds are not necessarily on nature right now.
So here goes:
Like scattered raindrops
Thoughts bounce off intended marks
Stress and calm battle.
Strewn on wooden table
A thousand pieces
A brain overwhelmed.
Can you tell what’s on our minds? Try your hands at haiku and share with us via comment!