Afterlife (A NaHaiWriMo story)


After Life


Procrastination is not an option

ophaikucannon This Old Pond Comics was inspired by NaHaiWriMo’s daily theme: Absolution.

Sometimes, I like to imagine how Master Kawazu and Kaeru would sum up, in just one line, the lesson in the comic. (There are two versions to each story, like they say…)

“You didn’t write a haiku today? I forgive you… Not!”     –  Master Kawazu.


“Procrastination is not an option when you study with Master Kawazu”

            – Kaeru the apprentice.

These one-liners are tweeted.

Did you know? You can follow @MasterKawazu, @kaerueapprentice and @oldpondcomics on Twitter.

When you don’t feel like writing a haiku

comicWriting a daily haiku is good discipline but it can be difficult to achieve without exterior motivation. If you don’t have a haiku master to motivate you, you should join NaHaiWriMo. During the National Haiku Writing Month (an event founded by Michael Dylan Welch), you are invited to write one haiku a day for a month. The event takes place in February, but some poets continue writing a daily haiku all year long.