Haiku project reflection
Sitting in my chair, on a warm beautiful sunday afternoon. Knowing that when I finish this I will go to my friends house for the rest of the day. These are some of the worse work conditions of all time to get though 16 haiku. All I can think about is what will come after I finish. Before this project I have done haikus before but until now I have never truly knew what it means to write a haiku. If you go to almost every class at our age and you ask what haikus are they will say a 5-7-5 syllable poem. Nothing else, just that it has to fit that form. When you look into what actually makes up a good haiku, you will find that it is far beyond what you know it to be now. After doing the haiku project, I have come to really understand what haiku means. hai means insightful and ku means fun, so haiku means insightful fun. I interpret that as saying: "to write poetry you need to be thoughtful and astute" . You also have to have fun because that is what haiku means after all. I was going though the poems and as most of you know some times during a long haul of homework you slow down and you get less interested in what you are doing and more interested in FIFA 15 or the hockey game on TV. When this happens you work seams to take and eternity and the task is as endless as the horizon in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. About half way though the poems, I began to slow down and run out of stamina and ideas to write about unlike in the beginning. All the ideas came to me like a leaf floating down a raging river. Then it hit me. I remembered what Fitz said in class about what haiku means. As I said before "haikus" is insightful fun, so I started to have fun and write about topics that I would like to write about , anything flowing though my brain, instead of what a typical poem is about. Although the task was to write poems related to the seasons, I thought about what brought me joy in each particular season and put that into a three line 5-7-5 poem. So although most people know how to form a haiku, it is so much more then what meets the eye.