New Year Haiku Snowmelt drips, freezes. Each drop clings to one above. Icicle unfolds. Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestTumblrLinkedInEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related 2 thoughts on “New Year Haiku” Add yours And I just wanted to say Happy New Year to you once again, Louise. These are beautiful words. Recently, I finished a young adult historical fiction novel titled Thin Wood Walls (my oldest son and I occasionally take turns reading the same books so we can discuss them together) about a Japanese American family from Auburn/the White River valley during the 1940s/WWII and their terrible ordeal/upheaval stemming from xenophobia, racism and government policies of that time which forced them to leave their home for two internment camps in California (the father of the family was a community leader hence detained separately from the rest of the family for a long period). The story is told through the eyes of the youngest member of the family and he’s a budding writer and his haiku is sprinkled throughout and I thought it was just lovely. I don’t have a nuanced understanding of the form but I find it very special and graceful, perhaps because I am so verbose and sort of clumsy with words. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you! I’m not much on poetry but I do like haiku because of its brevity (3 lines, 5-7-5 syllables). Traditional Japanese haiku is usually about nature, but subject matter is limitless. I wrote one about pie once! LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.