NaPoWriMo Day Seventeen Haiku

Blood red rose petals
Soft silken beauty devours
Thorn pricks tender skin




NaPoWriMo Prompt – Today’s (optional) prompt is to write a poem in which you very specifically describe something in terms of at least three of the five senses. So, for example, your poem could carefully describe the smell of something, the taste of something, and the sound of something. It might be helpful to pick things you have actually encountered during your day: a cup of coffee at the office (“burnt, flat, and joylessly acrid”), or a hyacinth in the neighobr’s yard (“riotously curled petals shading violet-lavender-white, against the dark-green glossy-smooth leaves”). Happy writing!

April 17 is National Haiku Day check out the Haiku Foundation‘s blog.  And write a haiku.  If you check out the haiku now contest winners, you may find innovative haiku interesting.  I was impressed.  I sent haiku to the contest, but even what I considered innovative was more inside the box.  The winning pieces were fun and inventive.  Congratulations to all the winners.

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