Monday, February 09, 2015

So, what IS NaHaiWriMo? And Feb 9th's poem.

You can check out NaHaiWriMo here! It stands for National Haiku Writing Month.  As it says on the site, "Write one haiku a day for the month of February! Why February? Because it’s the shortest month—for the world’s shortest genre of poetry."

Interestingly, the logo is

The reason for the No 5-7-5 logo is because, strictly speaking, Haiku have the 5-7-5 rule Only in Japanese.  And then, they are counting sounds Not syllables.
So why do I always write using the 5-7-5 blueprint?  Because I like having constraints which force me to consolidate my thoughts... it could as easily be 7-9-7 or 10-12-10.  I guess that's why I also like Twitter

If you follow NaHaiWriMo on Facebook, you will find that they give you a prompt word for each day of the month.    Try to write haiku every day and try to incorporate the prompt.

And so, today, the prompt word is 'Nuclear'.

And being the nutty, whimsical person that I am... I had to screw with it:

on a nu, clear day
I'm living the haiku dream
five, seven, five... Damn!

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