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5, 7, 5

I was reading over the lists of word ideas that I was given and realised that a lot of them made phrases all by themselves. So sitting with a cup of iced tea and a buzzing brain I got a rather silly idea. Why not make it even harder for myself? Yes, excellent. So I started writing Haikus.

Except that they are not really haiku poems. They are poems following the 5/7/5 syllable pattern so not strictly a haiku but close enough for someone who is not an expert (I’m not).

Here we go. These are all from lovely sellers over on Etsy who have been kind enough to inspire me. Please click on their names to visit their shops – we have some great people on the site and you *never* know what amazing wonders you might find. Have fun, explore, support crafters and artists.

Julia of LoveButtons gave me “badger, kiosk, ocean”.

“Sea Hut”
A kiosk striped black
and white looks like a badger
on the ocean front.

Pam of akcflowerdesigns gave me “whisper, shout, silence”.

The first stage-whisper,
Grief that will shout long and loud.
A minute’s silence.

Jane of dovehilljewellery gave me “ambience, freedom, enjoyment”

“Night Time”
A dark ambience
the old freedom to star-gaze
for pure enjoyment.

Pam of crochetbypamela gave me “sea, baby, curiosity”

A baby stares out
to sea, with unseeing eyes –

Magicalfrost gave me “sunshine, moment, comfort”

“You That Way”
Cold sunshine prolongs
the moment I say goodbye
to my comfort. You.

Ana of anacdesigns gave me “smile, transparent, open”

Transparent trees wave
from open generations
a smile from your past.

Stasya of TheStitchAndFold gave me “water, paper, fruit” in the blog comments section.

Dripping water breaks
through the paper like rotten
fruit squashed under foot.

Sandy from angelcottagecreation gave me “spring, turquoise, coral” to work with.

Spirals of turquoise
flowers form a coral reef
in Spring’s lost garden.

Vicki from KarrahDesigns gave me “beauty, promise, hope”

Standing on a stage
his hope to promise beauty
yet no one believes.

Mandy from TheHollowbourneHoard gave me “sparkle, blue, soft”

A sparkle of moon-
lit blood, tangled in soft fur
as a blue car flees.

So that is my brief fling with 5-7-5 poetry. I think there might be more, unless there are huge objections. I like working in a very specific form, it concentrates the mind wonderfully.
We shall see – I’ve kept the ones I have written in a less organised manner back so that they were not in with all of the Haiku-ish ones so I will pop them online soon.


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