Today’s haiku is inspired by @barasika’s photograph, embedded below.
Haiku No. 33 - Winter’s Contrast - by indefiniteloop.com
Up until this one, I’ve been following the 5-7-5 rule for writing haiku in English. Last week I stumbled upon NaHaiWriMo, and their ‘Why “No 5-7-5”?’ post.
NaHaiWriMo, or National Haiku Writing Month is exactly like NaNoWriMo but for Haiku! Hurray! But instead of writing an entire novel in the month of November, you write one haiku a day, every day for the month of February. Something I am looking forward to. During the month of February in 2016, I will be only posting haiku here, on this blog. One a day, every day.
Coming back to what’s so special about Haiku no. 33 - I’ve abandoned the idea of 5-7-5. Maybe forever, maybe not. I am going to give writing haiku without rules a whirl. The below haiku marks the start of this experiment.