Tuesday, April 5, 2011

HAWMC Day 5! A Health Haiku

Health Haiku. A haiku is a “miniature Japanese poem consisting of 17 syllables – five syllables in first line, seven in second, and five in the last. No rhyme or meter scheme is employed when writing haiku. The aim of the haiku is to create something greater than the sum of the parts.” Traditionally, haiku poems were written about nature and gently capture the essence of the aspect of nature that is being described.

What is more natural to us than our bodies and our health? I think this fits together well. If you’d like to take a more authetic perspective, you can include a Kigo, or “seasonal reference” (to April or spring, perhaps?) in your haiku.

Hope is in the air
New beginnings every day
Spring Awakens everything

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