I came into this class with little knowledge of haiku.
I knew they were usually 3 lines and they didn’t rhyme but didn’t really know anything else about them. I wouldn’t have known where to start writing one. Once we started going through the process of learning about haiku, I really started to enjoy thinking of things that I could write about. Reading everyone else’s you realize that we all care about a lot of the same things in life.
I learned how to close your eyes and paint a picture of what you are wanting to write about. I think that is my favorite part about writing haiku. You learn to choose your words carefully and word them so they flow easily through your readers mind. People can tell a lot about you by reading your haiku.
My approach to writing haiku is thinking of the happy memories of my childhood and what I hold close to my heart as an adult. The older I get the more I appreciate the things the money can not buy. I tried to show those things in the following haiku.