One morning this week I woke up while on vacation to discover my friend Cathy, at Merely Day by Day is at it again! She is constantly inspiring me and pushing me to do projects with her and projects on my own. I love how she is using Instagram to share her poetry and photography. Maybe she will do a blogpost to share if the poem comes first or the photograph.
Cathy wrote a haiku poem about mornings at the ocean beach and I looked out my window at the lake beach and began pondering about my own haiku. For me, this image came first through observation and I snapped my photograph. Then while walking my dogs I began my pre-writing process to think about my own haiku. I started putting together word phrases and counting out syllables. When I returned from my walk, I went down and sat on the dock to draft my own haiku using the app Phonto because I believe that is what Cathy uses.
I decided writing a haiku was fun and having the syllable format made me think a bit more intentional about my word choice. I wrestled with the first line the most and like my final decision. Haikus are intended to be about nature and I found this poem easier to write than the one I tried later about doughnuts. Let's just say eating the doughnut was a bit distracting.
Thank you to Donna at Mainly Write
for hosting Poetry Friday and organizing the Round Up!