Saturday, January 16, 2010

{in}couraged to haiku

Haiku are a wonderful way of expressing creativity. In fact, the lovely women at {in}courage have challenged us to write a haiku as an expression of our creativity.

I enjoy writing haiku, the Japanese form of poetry which involves the composition of three lines, the first line consisting of five syllables, the second of seven syllables, and the last of five syllables again. I used to write them on Twitter as TwiHaiku during National Poetry Month (April) last year. But an opportunity to not only write a haiku here but also share it on the {in}courage website (and a chance to win a small prize) makes writing this haiku practically irresistible.

And of course I can't write just one....

bare winter shimmers,
sparkles radiate outward,
His peace glows inward.

gray days, cold, wintry --
ice-chill gripping me bone-deep,
faith in spring's return.

fire glows brightly,
warmth radiating bone-deep --
comfort in His grace.

home candles flicker,
brightening, shining warmth and light --
Promise in darkness.


Dorie said...

Such beautiful words!

Anne said...

All lovely!

Everyday Becky said...

I love this! You made me see it. Very beautiful!

Susanne Barrett said...

Thank you, ladies! I appreciate your encouragement! :)

Jane D. said...

I love learning new 'stuff' from you Susanne, I had heard the word Haiku before but never understood what it was. You have explained it simply and your poem expresses its quality beautifully. Thank you x.

Anonymous said...

I have a hard time only writing one haiku too! Glad it's not just me! :)

Love your word-pictures. Beautiful!

MelaKamin said...

wow - what lovely, powerful pictures

Susanne Barrett said...

Again -- thank you so much, ladies. Your encouragement means so very much to me. :)


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