the window. Our neighbour’s tree/
waits for light.
Now, your turn. Capture a moment of creative presence:
- Write a 3-7-3 haiku.
- Use the thirteen syllables to give a short summation of a moment: what you saw, heard, touched, tasted or smelled.
- Turn the moment in time into an image. Don’t tell us what happened, show us.
- Don’t tell us how you felt. Trust the images, the sense perception, to hold the emotion.
A good haiku conveys a mood, without showing a person or mentioning the mood.