Recently, I have been bitten by the poetry bug. I don’t know exactly when it happened, but I know it did. Some days I don’t get the time to even look at myself in the mirror, but I still write. Though I don’t get much sleep most nights as a mom of a wee 2-month-old, I have been up at midnight writing. Creating.

I am what you might call a poetry virgin. I have no clue about meter, rhythm or the different types of poetry. I mostly free write. I have miles to go before I am any good. This is very obvious to me when I read the work of others, which I have been doing a lot. I troll poetry blog hops devouring poetry, admiring each poet’s creativity and envying their skills. But maybe one day I will get there. This is my very first attempt at a haiku. Simple but it is a start. Does it have to be profound?

my soul desires
to write many a haiku
today I begin.

-Namratha

My First Haiku
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29 thoughts on “My First Haiku

  • October 16, 2017 at 10:51 pm
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    I’ve always had a really hard time writing poems. Haiku was actually the first poetry style I could handle. I think it’s a great place to start.

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    • October 16, 2017 at 11:24 pm
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      Have you tried writing a Haiku on outer
      space? Food for thought.

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      • October 17, 2017 at 12:58 am
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        In fact I have, though it’s not exactly my favorite:

        Who mourns for Pluto?
        The last of the nine is now
        First among hundreds.

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        • October 17, 2017 at 11:05 am
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          Wow! I love it.. and I and many others who went to school before they declared Pluto as a dwarf planet mourn its demotion.

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          • October 17, 2017 at 8:33 pm
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            I’ve gotten used to Pluto’s new status, though I’m not fully satisfied by the new definitions of planet and dwarf planet we’re supposed to use. I think the issue will have to be revisited at some point. And if Pluto happens to get it’s planet status back in the process, so much the better!

  • October 16, 2017 at 10:02 pm
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    Namy, I love your little description there. I can say the same thing about myself. Lovely little haiku. Keep writing and shining!

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  • October 16, 2017 at 4:15 pm
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    Lovely honest write.
    I write from the heart too and learn by doing, still learning after many years.
    Anna :o]

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    • October 16, 2017 at 11:19 pm
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      I hope to be learning and doing for a long time to come😊

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  • October 16, 2017 at 11:41 am
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    After many years of reading poetry, writing poetry, editing poetry, reviewing poetry, teaching poetry, discussing poetry – and some years studying haiku too – I believe we learn by doing. 🙂

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    • October 16, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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      I am glad I get to read poems of such experienced poets! Yes, i got to keep doing. Thanks for visiting

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  • October 16, 2017 at 9:33 am
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    Great Haiku I am in exactly the same place as you but the best of this journey is the joy of writing

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    • October 16, 2017 at 11:00 am
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      So true. It is a joy just to write

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  • October 16, 2017 at 8:01 am
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    You are bound on an incredible journey, Namratha — both in poetry and motherhood. Enjoy!

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  • October 16, 2017 at 6:02 am
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    a wondrous journey
    the writing of poetry
    your mind will thank you

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  • October 16, 2017 at 2:18 am
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    Beautiful
    Thanks for dropping by my Sunday Standard today Namratha

    Much love..

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  • October 16, 2017 at 2:16 am
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    Like you, I know little of iambic pentameters and the language of poets. I just write from my heart, and find I’m accepted nonetheless. Share what you write. You will find a safe place here!

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  • October 16, 2017 at 12:15 am
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    I read there are 15,000 season words. And each haiku has to have one. You were so clever to say,
    “today.” So whenever the reader reads, he will know the season of your haiku. Your haiku is brilliant! You are a shooting star!

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  • October 15, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    “Today I begin” is profound enough. Poetry is a journey, and it will take you far. Keep writing, kiddo. Congrats on the beautiful new baby!!!!! And don’t worry about comparing your work to others. We each have a voice that is our own, and yours is as valid as any other. Smiles.

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    • October 16, 2017 at 11:29 pm
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      It’s so wonderful to find such encouraging people at this forum😄

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    • October 16, 2017 at 11:30 pm
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      Thanks John.will definitely take a look

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