Haiku - "a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world."
recently, i was inspired to write some haiku again using images as prompts at a group i belong to at Goodreads. i love the haiku form for its simplicity and its ability to say so much with so few words.
here are a couple i wrote for the group:
a song from the deep
calls me from my restless sleep
no more need to weep.
(inspired by photo of a mermaid)
lines marked on my flesh
meant nothing when you left me
with a bleeding heart.
(inspired by a photo of an arm with drawings of buildings on it done with a Sharpie)
and here's one i wrote last night while drifting off to dreamland:
your silence speaks more
than any words can tell me -
piercing the cold night.
(inspired by the rain's pitter patter)