A fellow blogger has offered a writing challenge. Bukkypraiz has requested we write a haiku poem.
Haiku is a Japanese style of poetry with strict forms. While there are other ways to write a haiku, this form is most recognizable and popular. Three lines in which the first line has five syllables; second line, seven syllables; and third line, five syllables.
Haiku poetry most often is distinguished by appealing to the senses. They create a word picture and are written in the present tense. Here is my offering for the challenge, which required using the word “Shine.”
Stars Shine in Sunshine
Stars come out at night
but also shine secretly
concealed by sunlight.
Here’s a bonus haiku of mine written many years ago.
Slow river murmurs
secrets to the shore, and in
the reeds it giggles.