As noted by the Academy of American Poets, haiku are simple, intense, and direct. I love that they let me distill the real world into abstract creations that reflect reality and also often expose more subtle messages about the world around us.
My goal now is to build up a big enough selection of quality haiku that I can organize them into a publishable collection including commentary on inspiration/source material and technique. Even though they are short, planning and writing haiku takes a lot of time and effort. I intend to publish at least 2 haiku a month, barring any unforeseen excitement, and will be beginning by publishing some I wrote several years ago. From time to time, I will also link two or more haiku into a longer, more complex tale, which is a storytelling format I do not see very often and am still experimenting with.
I'm excited to get started on this journey, and wanted to share my work with anyone else out there who might be trying to figure out how to fit creative writing into their own busy schedule, or who might just be a fan of haiku and other poetry and looking for something to read.
If you like what you read, I would love to hear from you. Knowing that someone out there enjoys my work feels as joyful as that first bite of ice cream on the sort of day when you can cook eggs on the sidewalk.
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I hope you enjoy what I have here, and thank you for visiting!
*Source: Academy of American Poets (Accessed: July 4, 2018)