I’ll be honest, I’ve never really had much time for haiku. They seemed too simple, childlike almost, until I tried to write one.
I understand the layout of a traditional haiku:-
Five, seven, five syllables.
and I know that I can make it less formal if I choose by altering the number of syllables etc. I know that there should be a format such as:-
First line sets the scene,
subject and action follow,
make it seasonal.
I can create a poem using such a few syllables and some that I actually like. My struggle is in creating a juxtaposition with so few words.
Beat of rain brings life,
Earthy spirals in his wake.
streaking over rippled sea