I know a lot of you like blogfests, but don't have time to write a 500 word piece or you don't want to post excerpts from your WIP. I feel your pain. Some of you like to write poetry, but like me, you don't think you're very good at it. But haikus are a piece of cake, just three lines with 5, 7, and 5 moras respectively. Easy peasy!
"Easy peasy," she says. Ha!
I've written and taught my fair share of poetry over the years. I enjoy poetry. I even have favourite poets -- Margaret Atwood, Dennis Lee, Shel Silverstein, Robert Frost. Three of those poets write rhyming poetry - 2 write silly, fun rhyming poetry. One writes thought-provoking free verse ranging from serious to bizarre.
None of them write haiku. I've never taught the haiku form of poetry. I've never written a haiku.
But Stephanie's a sweetie and she was very convincing. So I clicked on the linky thingy. And proceeded to forget about it. Until now. After much fiddling I've created 3 that represent my book & the characters. Duck out now if you like - I'll never tell :)
So after all that rambling and avoiding and procrastinating, here are my haiku...
Orphaned and alone
Searching the streets for answers
Finding them and worse
Nico's mentor's dead
Killers still want what he made
He won't let them win
In Steampunk England
Tinkerings to assist them
Looking for killers
None of them give the exact feel of the book, but each of them highlights a small part. Not quite what I was hoping for, but at least I didn't come up blank!
So how are your haiku skills? Do you write them? Any haiku horror stories from the past to share?? :)
Don't forget to click on Stephanie's link to visit all of the other entries!