Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Poets United, Wonder Wednesday #3

 
 
 Good day dear visitors,

Another Wonder Wednesday at Poets United. Last week I tried this for the first time with a haiku on 'tea-ghost' and this week I will try it again. This week it's all about changing yourself, be yourself and try something new therefor I have chosen to write an Acrostic Haiku.
Haiku writing, composing is a wonder. To say a lot with so less words ... it's not only a wonder, it's an adventure. In our modern times we have such much different haiku forms and that's why I call haiku ART ... we have Pi-Ku, Naisaiku, Cascading Haiku, Non-traditional Haiku and last but not least we have the Acrostic Haiku.

I wasn't aware of all those haiku forms 'till last February. I participated in the February Haiku Challenge of Few Miles (the website of SiS), a daily haiku meme in which we had to write haiku on a given prompt or theme. In that challenge I had to conquer also other forms of haiku. The toughest one was the Acrostic Haiku. I had never heard of that form so I had to search for information about the Acrostic Haiku. I found an article about that form on DevianArt I read it again and again ... it was really a struggle, but I had to try and well ... I did. I came up with the following Acrostic Haiku in which POETRY is the Acrostichon and EAST the Liaison. I think you can understand why I chose those two words (smiles).

Perfect way
Of writing haiku
Eastern thoughts
a
s
T
ulip bulbs
Redder than red
Year after year

Well ... I can tell you it wasn't an easy one to compose, but I was proud that I had crafted my first Acrostic Haiku ever. It was hard to write it and after writing this one I concluded that I never will write, compose an Acrostic Haiku again.
Until now I didn't write an Acrostic Haiku again, but ... well see for yourself.

A rainy day
Under the umbrella
Tears of Joy
u
t
United again by
Music of the Swan lake
Newly weds



In this Acrostic Haiku you can see that sadness and joy can walk together. In nature all is music. Autumn stands for decay and detachment as Swan Lake does also, but love conquers everything.
In this Acrostic Haiku I have tried to compare Autumn's falling and dancing leaves with a ballerina in her Tutu dancing Swan Lake.
I used Autumn as the Acrostichon and Tutu (a skirt worn as a costume in a ballet performance) as the Liaison.

I hope you enjoyed reading this, to me it was (again) a struggle to write it, but also a great joy.

Well ... maybe 'till next week's Wonder Wednesday.

6 comments:

Ella said...

I love the comparison and how you did this! So clever :D
What an unique pairing...love it!

rch said...

The image is so vivid for so few words and using tutu as your liaison was quite ingenious.

aprille said...

What a complicated format.
Almost like a crossword
Now,how about the Dutch version :-)
[just teasing].

Robyn Greenhouse said...

I'm sure this was not easy! Love how you connected the stanzas!

Laura Maria said...

Very clever and beautiful!

my heart's love songs said...

unique and interesting take on the prompt!!!