A hay(na)ku is a variant of the haiku, and was created by poet Eileen Tabois. It is a three line stanza that consists of one word on the first line, two words on the second, and three words on the third. You can write a simple hay(na)ku or try writing several and creating a hay(na)ku sonnet (created by Vince Gotera), which is more sonnet-ish and not a true sonnet. This was our poetry prompt for today.
Mine is whimsical. After all the deep stuff, I needed some lightness of being.
Today’s Blogging Challenge letter is W. My word is whimsy.
Also, I’d like to give a HUGE shout-out to my friend and fellow blogger, CJ Stuart. CJ is taking part of an annual challenge by Unicef called Below the Line to help raise money for those who live in extreme poverty every day. Live Below the Line challenges you to eat on a certain budget for a week and write about your experience every day of that week. CJ’s budget is $7.50. She’s hoping to make a difference and help raise awareness. Please, please, please visit her Live Below the Line Blog and donate something. Even $1.50 makes a difference, especially if enough people throw that drop into the bucket. I am SO VERY PROUD of her! Please donate what you can.
Also, please keep in mind that the people of Nepal are in dire need of assistance, and consider donating something to help there as well:
Thank you and have a great Monday!
By Jessica Scott
with peanut butter.
with sticky syrup.
are best frozen.
But tea is good any time of day.
Keep it coming my way.