The Haiku Revolution from one who waxes non-poetic

21 May

Of all the Blogathon 2012 theme days, this was my least anticipated. Haiku Day. Poetry. Ick.

Why would my readers be interested in a poem? How could a 5-7-5 pattern communicate anything other than a self-indulgent stand-in for nothing else to say?

I’ve surprised myself. I wrote three haikus. And, they are on topic. Let me know which one is your favorite.

Brush paper with ink.

Form a word. Wrestle a phrase.

Your essence on a page.


Chefs cook. Mouths awater.

Gardeners nurture. Flowers bloom.

Writers write. Readers change.


Wordiness says less

than brilliant simple phrases.

Few words. Focused thought.


What do you think? This neophyte poet seeks approval. Happy Haiku Day!


About Carrie Schmeck

When Carrie isn't encouraging conversation between educators, community and business people, she writes web content copy and communication collateral for businesses; as well as shorts, profiles and service pieces for publications such as QSR, USATodayCollege, NextStepU and Enjoy magazine, among others. Email or call 530.638.3580 to discuss your next writing project.

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Writing


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8 Responses to The Haiku Revolution from one who waxes non-poetic

      • CarrieSchmeck

        May 22, 2012 at 10:53 am

        Thanks Michele. That was my first favorite, too. I guess poetry is to me as art is to you. Sometimes we surprise ourselves. Always fun to know there is more in there somewhere.


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