Posts Tagged ‘haiku’

Stress Illness Haiku

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Haiku are three line poems of 5, 7 and 5 syllables first composed in 17th century Japan.  A friend and colleague who writes haiku urged me to give it a try.  I laughed and said the analytic (left) part of my brain is so overused compared to the creative (right) part of my brain that I probably tilt slightly to the left when I walk.  She persisted, though, so I went on to suggest that writing bad haiku is probably one of the easiest tasks in literature and writing good haiku one of the most difficult.