|Haiku symbol, per lisamorlock.com|
A haiku is a poem with Japanese roots that abides by a particular rhythm (at least as it has been translated into American English form).
The (again, American English version) poem consists of one stanza with three lines. The first is five syllables, the second is seven, and the third is back to five. I have very distinct memories of haiku building in third and fourth grade.
A how-to is an instructive guide that tells you how to do ... something.
As I love to mix and match things here at writercize, I would like to challenge you to write a very short how-to in haiku.
writercize: Using the haiku format of three lines and a 5,7,5 syllable pattern, write instructions on how to accomplish the task of your choice.
It can be any sort of task, from cooking to cleaning to writing to car maintenance ... literally wherever your mind takes you! Fair warning, once you start, it can be addictive.
Leave your writercize as a comment, and please do include a link back to your blog so I can pay you a visit!
Click "read more" for writercizer sample response haiku how-to poems about: how to make a PB & J, how to tie shoelaces and how to write a haiku.writercizer sample response:
Haiku How-To: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Two slices of bread.
Peanut butter, jelly too.
Spread thick. Smoosh. In mouth.
Haiku How-To: Tie Shoelaces
Cross laces. Under
Through. Pull. Two big loops.
Cross. Under. Through. Pull.
Haiku How-To: Write a Haiku
Count the syllables.
Five, seven, five on three lines.Pick good topic. Write.