Haiku From Now: Anything you want to share about your haiku process?

I wrote about a dozen haiku in my purse notebook. Then decided to work on about half. I’ve got one I really like:

I’m always early
and the mountains
are always there

Then there are a few, a bit more like senryu, that seem to catch the passing scene:

plagued by bears
somehow you also
set up bee hives

***

at the flea market
old Indian beadwork
seems saddest

***

dog bumps my leg,
owner’s eyes scold
not him but me

***

I’m not sure if this one is too abstract, or can be grouped with those above.

the desire to
compare this quilt to something—
or to touch it

I had a few others I was going to post with the question—-do these work?—-but then I realized they really didn’t! I notice that some of my haiku are just too private or repetitious—-sure, I’m really really thinking about whatever it is, but it isn’t a poem.

Anything you want to share about your haiku process?

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Art Quilt, Westcliff, CO

One thought on “Haiku From Now: Anything you want to share about your haiku process?

  1. I have never really developed the skill for haiku writing. Maybe its just that in school every single haiku I ever wrote was rejected by my teachers “not a haiku” … I just never felt I “got” it. But I am so impressed by people like you who are so good at them!

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