The haiku will come, but first, some background. I had to do some research on haiku as the only thing I knew that it was three lines and a particular number of syllables (but I didn’t know how many).
There are three elements to haiku:
1. 17 syllables, in three lines, 5, 7, 5.
2. A cutting line – usually the second line. It causes a break so the third relates to the first two but stands on its own.
3. Reference to a season. Doesn’t have to specifically mention spring, summer, etc., but can be done by referencing things related to the season (i.e. heat, cold, leaves).
To give myself some topics, I found a calendar of July days.
The reality is that I am not a haiku master, but it’s a fun little exercise. Mine won’t follow all the rules (except the first – 17 syllables in 5, 7, 5), so don’t judge me for it. And without further ado, I present to you my first haiku:
So hot is the day
But which flavor shall I choose?
Strawberry and cheese