Day Three – Haikus and Mykus

Today is an opportunity to explore the haiku further. Or, if you prefer to change the rules a bit then a Myku might suit.

A myku is a poem very similar to a haiku, but not necessarily following the rules. A haiku with your own personal twist… a myku.

Five decades later
The Beatles, still right, indeed
Love is all you need
Russ Feinberg #myku

And, some more thoughts from Edward Hirsh to encourage us to make space in our lives so that poetry can emerge.

Poetry is written from the body as well as the mind, and the rhythm and pace of a walk can get you going and keep you grounded. It’s a kind of light meditation. Daydreaming is one of the key sources of poetry — a poem often starts as a daydream that finds its way into language — and walking seems to bring a different sort of alertness, an associative kind of thinking, a drifting state of mind.

Here’s another Haiku that I wrote recently. Feel free to share yours.

Stones gently caress
The path followed to its source
Shaped by the descent.


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