I am delighted to share that three haiku’s I deeply enjoyed writing, Mine, Match, and Staged, have been published at BlogNostics!
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I began writing poetically with haikus. I loved sitting outside beside the pinking hydrangea bushes and encompassing a huge thought in small words. Also, given their syllable count, haikus were also easy to learn to write.
I was frightened of free verse; frightened at the thought of too much freedom, afraid to see where it would take me. So I continued to condense thoughts into tiny poems because my longer pieces seemed too long; too unclear.
Over time, as I read the work of fellow writers, I began to loosen up. I wanted to harness the ability to tell a story freely, in as many words as needed.
At first I copied the styles of known writers to find my own. Then I looked past styles to learn how to present a scene, capture a feeling, tell a story.
We read, ultimately, to learn. We learn something new about fast fashion, about dog collars, even Italy reading articles, blog posts, and books. Whether we know it or not, we absorb what we learned. And when we sit down to write, we call on what we know.
These little things I absorb over the day work into my writing. Stories from my rural mountain home, faraway Italy, which I have never seen, a bit of Egyptian pottery I once saw in a magazine turn into the focus of my writing. I write what I feel and think I know and that makes it true.
These three haikus are deeply what I know, coming straight from experiences living in the mountains of Virginia.
I hope you enjoy Mine, Match, and Staged, a story, if you will, in titles.
Not all godmother’s . .
We are all knights at. .
Adore a sunset . .
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