Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Challenge

Ok, I am a very new writer of haiku, dare I say haiku poet, and so maybe it is presumptuous of me, but I'm joining the February challenge from NaHaiWriMo to write a new haiku each day of the month.  So here is my first one.  I even posted it on the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page, which was very scary for me.  Enjoy!

cold clear sky
brightly colored pansies
facing toward spring


  1. Hi Daphne,

    Well done for giving NaHaiWriMo a go! ;-)

    I've been writing and studying haiku for nearly 20 years and I was nervous committing myself to it. ;-)

    This weblink giving a simple overview of haiku has been much praised by North American, and Japanese writers of haiku.

    In fact, Keiko Izawa said she learnt English-language haiku from studying the website, high praise indeed!

    What is haiku? weblink

    all my very best,

    Alan, With Words

  2. Thanks, Alan. I hope I get to write and study haiku for 20 years even with my late start! And thanks for the weblink--it is rich with information and very helpful indeed. Have a great day!