February 27, 2012

Writing Prompt: Haiku

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Writing Prompt: Haiku

This week’s Write On Writing Prompt is brought to us by Yuna, who had SO many great ideas, we couldn’t choose just one. So take your pick from Yuna’s “write-eous” ideas:

  1. Write a haiku about what you think will happen today.
  2. Who’s your favorite author and why?

  3. What’s your favorite book and why?

  4. Write an essay about how you would describe yourself.
  5. Write about a dream or nightmare you had.

I’m going for the haiku (a Japanese-inspired, short  3-line poem with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern) Mine is not the perfect amount of syllables, but you get the idea.

Early, I awaken,
Eat my Cheerios quickly,
Wish for gummy bears instead.

What about you guys? Haiku? Favorite book or author? Dream or nightmare you had? Inquiring minds want to know which writing prompt prompts YOU!

— Ratha, STACKS Writer

  1. werewolfcat5

    Ah! Some people say it has these many lines and the writing prompt says these many lines,I’m so confused!

  2. Dakota

    Musings of Muses
    by Dakota
    At night when I
    Watch the sky
    And think
    And feel
    And dream
    And imagine
    And wonder
    And dance
    And sing
    And realize
    And know
    That this dark is
    Filled with

  3. runner99

    A DREAM…
    I stand silently, looking out of a large glass window that shows me a lush green meadow. I feel the warm sun on my face. Outside, children play, and I ache desperately to join them. Yet somehow, I can feel in my bones that I cannot. I do not belong.

  4. Rico

    Once I ate some cake
    Fell into a sugar sleep
    then I woke today
    Stars, vast and deep
    in the void, brightly shine
    Without remorse, cold.

  5. shyauthor3

    Gah! I only write poems with rhymes in them! This makes me want to pull my hair out now that I figure out what a haiku is! No offense to anyone who wrote a haiku… I just think they’re a little… confusing!

  6. dancingband29

    This is not a haiku…..
    I clapped out he syllables and they were 6, 7, 8. That is awkward…………

  7. athena wise10

    the example haiku is completely wrong only the seven syllable part is correct and haikus are about nature and have a season
    example: Baby bird breaks through/Awoken from his long nap/He says his first chirp
    see the syllables are right, it has a season, and it is about nature

  8. aquagreen91

    OK, i could probably try that sometime on my own. we had to do it in class this one time. it was kinda hard.

  9. april

    I did my homework o time.
    my favorite author is anne mazer and Ilove how abby dose fun things. My favorite book is THE BEST IS TO COME YET and my favorite part is when Abby gose shopping with Hannah.I love my friends and I love shopping alot with my mom and sister alot.

  10. Onyxfairy5

    ok so im going to write about a weird dream i had
    so i was at a fun park and there was a war between the boys and the girls and i was a general and so i had all the ranks and the army organized and we were awaiting the enemy arrival so, i went like upstairs and there was a vending machine for dates (the fruit) and Gatorade, granola bars too. the machines weren’t ordinary but like those ones at m&m world where u pull a lever and the candy tumbles out. OK so i got a granola bar and when i went to take my post in the front of the army, i saw the guys arriving on carousels and like the ponies. the leader was wearing an aeropostal t shirt and skinny jeans with side swept hair like JB and had a candy crown on his head and a scepter made of candies! he also had a very colorful cape.
    then i woke up…i know weird…..

  11. mintchocolatechip100

    I like pumpkin pie
    it tastes good with cinnamon
    whipped cream goes on top
    I know it’s not the best, but mashed potatoes were even worse (I had Thanksgiving food on the brain). :D

  12. cowbirdpuffy

    wait a second, what am i thinking?!?! i should TOTALLY do it!!!!!!!thats a really cool pic, by the way…..

  13. Mysterygirl123

    I will wake up late
    Harry Potter didn’t win.
    Back to bed with me!
    Why didn’t Harry Potter win the Oscars!? WHY!? D:

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