A new year welcomes
Life as was, and all so new
Time to celebrate
Happy New Year! I don’t know about you but I am one who seeks challenges in my life, and when the new year was approaching I was contemplating what that might be for me. WordPress wrote about the 365 challenge and I was hooked. I liked the synchronicity to my own thoughts. Perhaps you are a follower on my other blog: Integrative Thoughts (http://integrative thought.wordpress.com)…if you are and would like to follow me on this haiku journey, please come along. Feel free to sign up for e-mail notices or just stop by when you can. You are always welcome to contribute to this endeavor and send me your haiku’s to be included on the blog.
Haiku, a Japanese poetic form, paints pictures through a structured, yet simplistic, word form. I have both studied and admired, haiku for some time. Like you, perhaps, I was introduced to haiku as a child in school, and more recently started to find pleasure, meditation, and sometimes solace in its form and style.
Writing haiku is nurturing, and yet stimulating. My desire is to write and share my own haiku as well as share the work of modern and classic haiku poets during this year of Haiku 365. I hope you join me on this journey.