Creating Modern Haiku Poetry

Modern haiku poetry is really quite simple and straightforward. The poet must simply speak to the reader through a single line of poetic verse, resulting in a beautiful sentence. This simple yet creative form of poetry is commonly used in Japanese writing and Japanese art.

HAKU has been defined as a way of presenting the message or idea in a single statement. A haiku is a story or experience that weaves through the speaker’s mind or heart and so forth. By creating this single thought, the haiku conveys the message to the reader. HAKU is unique to modern poetry in that the lines need not necessarily rhyme nor even match with the rest of the poem.

Before you begin writing your haiku, it is important to have a sense of purpose. This is because haiku is a form of art and it needs to be created within the context of the artist’s life. That is, the haiku can tell a story, but it also needs to make sense within its natural environment. It can take courage to write haiku, and it often requires some practice to find your voice.

The first thing to do when beginning a haiku is to sit in a quiet place, away from the distractions of family, work, or even friends. This will allow you to write down the haiku without interruption. Then you will be able to remove the distractions and see what comes out of your subconscious mind.

If you are a professional haiku poet, there is nothing wrong with taking on a few of these assignments for free. However, even a novice writer should see that the process is not difficult. When you are trying to write a haiku, you should keep in mind the points discussed in previous sections, and your understanding of your creative process should be honed.

The first thing to do when writing a haiku is to gather your thoughts about life and death. Think about your childhood, and then move on to your teenage years, to your adulthood and you life as an adult. When you are in this place of deep reflection, take a moment to compose a few thoughts.

Next, you need to use your imagination to create a powerful theme to accompany your poet’s intention. You will soon see that haiku poetry is much more than just repeating a line of poetic verse. In fact, your haiku is going to be a great deal more than a line or two of poetic verse.

Once you have decided on the theme, you want to use it to guide your creativity. For example, if you are a health writer, you might want to include images like “blue waves lapping against the shore”water is life’s oxygen.” You might also consider incorporating a quote from a famous author.

With your theme in place, it is time to get down to the poetry. This may sound simple, but it is actually one of the most difficult parts of the whole process. One of the best ways to express your inspiration is by putting a pen to paper and writing down your thoughts.

Keep in mind that a line that repeats itself is not necessarily powerful. When writing, the more beautiful a line, the less likely it is to be repeated. This is true for haiku poetry as well.

Once you have completed your poem, you can share it with others. Many poets like to include their poems in booklets, or send them as e-mail attachments. Just make sure that you use appropriate punctuation marks and grammar.

Also, if you have taken the time to learn how to use a computer, it is very easy to convert your poem into a word document and send it to others for publication. Again, it takes more than writing a few lines of poetry to write an excellent haiku. There are other things to consider, but the above, steps, when coupled with a little practice, should get you on your way to writing your own masterpiece. If you like modern haiku check out Pleasure and Pain by James Moore on Amazon.