Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Purple Tree House invitational for haiku prompt "Christmas and New Year"

I am honoured that the purple tree house has invited me to join their haiku challenge. They have given the prompt "Christmas and New Year" to write a haiku about. At their site, on the theme haiku, they have published a nice article about "how to write haiku".

They enclosed already an award and season greetings.

So here a few new haiku inspired by The Purple Tree House prompt:

dreams become true
this Christmas eve at last
a White Christmas

snowflakes whirl -
in front of the old church
the Tree of Light

this New Years day
after the wonderful fireworks
nothing has changed

yesterday's wind
on New Years Eve
still the same

As you can see. These haiku aren't in the classical way written. I write my haiku in an old classical style known as Kanshicho. In this style one can use another scheme of syllables. So many of my haiku have schemes of syllables such as 4-4-4 or 4-9-5 syllables and not the classical 5-7-5. This Kanshicho style was once an idea of Basho (1644-1694) a well known haiku master.

and a Happy New Year


Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...

you did excellent job here, smiles.

keep it up.

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haiku doyou said...

Wonderful haiku and blog

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

lovely writing.

Jyoti Mishra said...

nicely written...
all emotions clearly expressed :)

Merry Christmas n Happy New Year...
Namaste to u too :)

Karol Rosiak said...

Merry Christmas n Happy New Year!


PS. good blog