Writers Group Celebrates Autumn With Haiku

The Studios630 Writers Group took a leaf-raking break to capture the beauty of the natural world in fall haiku. Each month, in addition to reading and critiquing each others’ work, our writers have an optional “homework” assignment. In October/November, the homework was a haiku challenge. Writing haiku gave us an opportunity to focus on the present moment, play with words, and unleash our creativity within a set structure. (Traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, and 5 in the third line. Contemporary haiku does not necessarily adhere to these guidelines.) Here are a few sample haiku from our session. Our next meeting will be January 10; we are focusing on personal essay. If you’re a wordsmith, please join us. Stay abreast of our events on the Studios630 Facebook page. Thanks to ArtLife Gallery and Studio for hosting us! Late fall zinnias Colorfully riotous In dark morning gloom -Dawn Bertuca Bright red Maple leaf Caught dancing on the breezes Pirouette landing -Deb Dynako Fall color stains me The hue of God’s living room The place he abides -Bruce Schuurmann Leaves that linger low Soon to fall below, and next Fertile ground, awash -Kristin Aasmundstad Walsh We would love to hear from you. Add your own haiku in the comments! Photos by Dawn...
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