This is a Photoshopped image of water damage to cardboard. My daughter took the pic with my phone and I Photoshopped into a mountain with trees and clouds and mist. I made the clouds in PS using the paintbrush and smudge tool. It reminds me of the old-school, high-contrast Japanese ocean/wave paintings. So a haiku to go with moldy cardboard.
Katana in hand.
I sweep the land of all foes.
I, alone, mourn you.
Waves are crashing here.
I sit in puddles smiling.
Did I haiku?? Bless me.
Another? This one’s called:
Waves crash above me.
I’m floating through the water.
Won’t breathe air again.
So, all you haiku fans! Is it just syllables you concern yourself with or do you try to bake in the surprise twist? Have I done that? Need to push it further? I really like haiku, just want to get better at it. Would love some feedback.
If you don’t take a picture with words of your own life,
how will anyone know your story?
The only person who can tell your story? You.
So. Write already.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. It has to be real.