Day 27: Festive haiku

Day 27: Festive haiku

We’re in the depths of Twixmas now, so let’s dig ourselves out from the pile of cheese and get our creativity going.

(I have a bundle of templates for sale, and one of those is writing games you might enjoy. You can find it here if you’re interested.)

Today’s creative writing prompt is: write a festive haiku.

A traditional Japanese haiku consists of three phrases that contain a kireji, or “cutting word”, 17 on (phonetic units similar to syllables) in a 5, 7, 5 pattern, and a kigo, or seasonal reference.

In Japan, they are written as a single line; in English, they tend to go over 3 lines.

I love writing haikus. I’m not very good at them, but I do enjoy it—and that, to me, is the most important thing.

Snow is falling fast Frosty leaves and frozen toes Shut the bloody door!

See? I am not good at haiku. But it is fun.

Your turn!



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