I was inspired today while searching through Twitter. I saw somebody that I follow trending #haiku and asking people to submit their own, to have fun with it, to be creative. This sparked my own creative flow and I decided: why not try something different?
Here’s a new challenge I’m presenting myself with – I would love participants. Even if I end up with no participants – at least I can show a different side of my writing and take this challenge to a new level with myself. I have always been a poet but this blog has been mostly rantings, stories, writings, musings – long, novel thoughts. I have used it as an outlet from one battle to another.
From now on, every Wednesday, I am going to do what’s called the Halfway Haiku Challenge – I am going to come up with a new haiku poem, or poems, just to think outside the box. It can be about anything – whatever comes to mind.
The start date is today – Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Each week I will post again on that Wednesday – you can link to the post or you can post within the comments.
For those not familiar with haikus – here’s a definition.
To start, here are a few I wrote this morning with regards to responding to the ones on Twitter.
Let the thinking outside of my box and comfort zone begin 🙂 Here are several examples.
(FOR MY HUSBAND)
Gravity of love
Floating on the bliss of you
Wrapped in my shadow.
(WITH REGARDS TO ALMOST DYING ON 2/17/14)
So close to dying
Lights surround my breathing soul
Yet still I survive.
Winter stars smile bright
Asking me to wish on them
I whisper my prayers.
(FOR MY GHOST ADVENTURES IDOL ZAK BAGANS)
Spirits dwell within.
Voices heard he lets speak out.
Giving life to death.
I hope I can get a few people on board to take the challenge. I would love to read your poetry – and see it spread from one eye and soul to another. That’s one great way to draw inspiration – and to be inspired.