Haiku: Window into the Soul
Writing haiku is an art that I did not appreciate at first. I have always had issues with writing and interpreting poetry, so I thought that haiku would give me the same challenges. It took some time for me to develop my haiku writing skills. I remember thinking that haiku had to have the 5-7-5 syllable count on the first day. Luckily, I have learned so much about haiku since then and have changed the way I write haiku. I found that haiku writing is all about capturing a moment. Whether it be a moment that has some form of a deeper meaning or simply a moment that lingers with us forever, the art of writing haiku revolves around capturing a single moment.
When I write my haiku, I also want to invoke a feeling. My favorite haiku that I have read have been the ones that make me feel something. I wanted to do that in my own haiku as well. That is why for this haiku collection, I am focusing on my haiku that were inspired by some of the best and worst points in my life. Haiku, along with other poetry, is so beautiful because it allows us writers to be vulnerable. Many of these were written inspired by when I was at my lowest, so I hope that people read these haiku and it gives them hope that it will get better. I want these haiku to invoke feelings for the reader.