Monday Exercise: 30th November 2015

Grumpy cat MondaysThis is a new one! It’s Monday morning, and to get you in the writing mood for the week ahead, here’s a writing exercise for you to try.

This week, write a haiku. This is a short poem, arranged in a 5-7-5 syllable format, and is usually non-rhyming and focusing on some transient aspect of nature or life.

My life, –
How much more of it remains?
The night is brief.

– Masaoka Shiki

That does make it sound quite serious…it doesn’t have to be!

Over-ripe sushi,
The Master
Is full of regret.

– Yosa Buson

Find more examples at Famous Haiku.

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