I’ve been learning about haiku from a friend on Writing.com.  I always thought they had to have five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line and five syllables in the third line.  Apparently not.

So I wrote a haiku based on the information she gave me.  It had to be three lines only, with a total syllable count of 17 or less.  There should be only one verb, there should be a word that indicates the season, and the last line should twist the first two lines and give an ‘a ha’ moment.  No complete sentences, no punctuation.

I was given a photo prompt of yellow flowers sticking through a fence.  Here’s my attempt:

intermittent glimpses
snatches of yellow
bashful blossoms hiding

Author: Elle

Hi, I'm Elle. I'm based in Auckland, New Zealand. I'm a moderator at Writing.com, the mother of two gifted children, the wife of a Twitch gaming streamer and the Queen of Unfinished Projects. I've been reading since I was 4 years old, writing poems (badly) since 1994, blogging since 2001 and I started studying photography in 2010. This blog will contain poems, short stories, photos, book reviews and my thoughts on a variety of topics. Hope you enjoy it.

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