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Creative Writing: My Haiku

Posts In this category are about how to write haiku to foster creative presence and awareness — or examples of my own haiku.

Haiku moments of creative presence: canal boats
Creative Writing: My Haiku

Haiku: Moments of Creative Presence. This week: Canal Boats

canal boats / slow to move. Moored in summer/ .   Haiku Moments of Creative Presence: Canal boats. Every Friday on the blog I showcase one of the haiku I’ve posted during the week on my Instagram account. This week’s was inspired by a morning stroll along our own Little Venice. I write and read haiku because I love how it cultivates mindfulness and creative presence. Writing a haiku is an act of transcription. The moment of life that we’re experiencing through our physical senses gives us the poetry. We see and hear, taste and touch and inhale the moment. Then we allow the…

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Haiku: Moments of Creative Presence. This week: Waterfalls

at might of water / crashing down a fall we can / but stand and stare. .   Haiku Moments of Creative Presence: Waterfalls. Every Friday on the blog I showcase one of the haiku I’ve posted during the week on my Instagram account. This week’s was inspired by the Dublin canal. I write and read haiku because I love how it cultivates mindfulness and creative presence. Writing a haiku is an act of transcription. The moment of life that we’re experiencing through our physical senses gives us the poetry. We see and hear, taste and touch and inhale the moment. Then we allow…

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How To Write Haiku: For Mindfulness and Creative Presence

Reading and writing haiku is a practice, it brings us into creative presence. And that’s the intention of this guide about how to write haiku. “Haiku happen all the time,” says Bill Higginson, who wrote The Haiku Handbook, another book about how to write haiku, these short poems about surfaces that have such a long, deep reach. “Wherever there are people who are ‘in touch’ with the world of their senses, and with their own feeling response to it.” Haiku happen. That’s it, that’s the movement. It’s a happening, not a willed activity. No straining for effect. No pen chewing. A moment…

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Creative Writing: My Haiku

Haiku: Moments of Creative Presence. This week: fog

 out of sea fog  wave edges dressed in white foam oceans unseen .   Haiku Moments of Creative Presence: Fog. Every Friday on the blog I showcase one of the haiku I’ve posted during the week on my Instagram account. This week’s was inspired by an early morning fog at St Leonard’s on Sea. I write and read haiku because I love how it cultivates mindfulness and creative presence. Writing a haiku is an act of transcription. The moment of life that we’re experiencing through our physical senses gives us the poetry. We see and hear, taste and touch and inhale the moment. Then…

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Haiku of the Week Features: Tree Knot

Sometimes a / knot grows so big it’s all / you can see Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 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 mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment in…

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Haiku of the Week Features: Wedding Day Cast-Offs

Baubles and / hearts stacked to one side. Wedding / Day’s over. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 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 mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment in time,…

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Haiku of the Week Features: Homeless

Beneath the / promenade of stately homes: / the homeless. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 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 mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment in time, is full…

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Haiku of the Week Features: Walk in the Park

Park walking / the time of bluebells, your hand / In my hand Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 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 mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment in…

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Haiku of the Week Features: Bluebells

bowl of bark / moss and leaves, bluebell circled / once a tree Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 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 mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment in…

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Haiku of the Week Features: The Waiting Game

Lying green / flat and still water lillies / in waiting Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 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 mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment in time, is…

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