Here it is, the final day of the National Haiku Writing Month. I hope you’ll keep on embracing haiku.
The writing prompts selected by Michael Dylan Welch were quite unusual this year. Michael revealed that “the prompts for this month all came from two sentences (slightly adapted) from R. H. Blyth” (read the post below for the full quote).
Aubrie Cox will be the prompter in March, so go to the NaHaiWriMo page and keep on writing haiku!
Of course, you can never turn off the neon buddha. He can talk about haiku all night.
the neon buddha
loses his smile
–haiku by Michael Dylan Welch (published in Daily Haiku)
The neon buddha poems created by Michael Dylan Welch are some of my favorite poems on the web. This one comes from DailyHaiku, but you can read 40 more poems on Michael’s site Graceguts.
Let’s not forget the frog, Kawazu, who co-wrote the famous Old Pond haiku with Basho.
What is your reason for learning haiku, if I may ask?
Your haiku is so short. Why don’t you add some potatoes to that shopping list.
What came first, the frog jumping or the poem?
I say, if your haiku wants to fly away, let it go.
Falling or failing. They both hurt.
Go outside, write haiku, repeat.
Of course a cherry blossom haiku can only be printed on that colored paper