I have been reading so many haiku poems in everyone’s blog, it was high time I attempted one. It took me some time to understand what this haiku is and how to check for the syllables and not the words.

What is a Haiku?

If you are as lazy and ignorant like me, or if you are hearing it for the first time – let me explain – or rather quote what WikiHow says about it

Haiku (俳句 high-koo) are short three-line poems with a 5-7-5 syllable structure that use sensory language to capture a feeling or image. They are often inspired by an element of nature, a moment of beauty, or another poignant experience.

Now thanks to @rohank01 and @shwetadave I do now know the 5-7-5 structure and with a lot of courage am attempting my first ever haiku. Since its first it has to be about LOVE.

So let me know if I am making sense. I’ll get better with it – promise.

P.S. I drafted this highlighting the syllables to keep track of the number of times I am using them! Did you start writing a haiku like that?


Love is like water,

Brings life to hearts it touches.

Without, you’re desert.


Linking the post to #MondayMusing at Everyday Gyan




12 Comments on What is Love – Haiku #MondayMusing

  1. Corinne Rodrigues
    September 20, 2016 at 3:54 am (3 years ago)

    I’m not very good at haiku, and haven’t really tried to hard to learn but yours is a great attempt, Tina.

    • tinabasu
      September 20, 2016 at 8:32 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Corinne, I wanted to do it for the longest time because I have been reading them in so many blogs. Initially I thought it’s just three lines, it will be simple. But it’s not, I realized that last night!

  2. Rajlakshmi
    September 20, 2016 at 5:06 am (3 years ago)

    That’s a nice Haiku Tina. 😀
    Umm Just a note, the last line is 6 syllables here 🙂
    Keep writing girl 🙂
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    • tinabasu
      September 20, 2016 at 8:33 am (3 years ago)

      There are six? How? are you considering you’re as you are? I can’t even identify!! Please help

    September 20, 2016 at 9:19 am (3 years ago)

    Wow! this was really lovely Tina. I have never attempted to write one but your read very well. cheers

  4. Geets
    September 20, 2016 at 11:05 am (3 years ago)

    That’s beautiful! You did a great job Tina! Congratulations.


  5. Esha
    September 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Great first attempt, Tina! I remember trying out one for the Write Tribe Festival of Words. Loved the whole process of coining those 5-7-5 syllabled words. Lovely image 🙂

  6. Anamika Agnihotri
    September 20, 2016 at 5:25 pm (3 years ago)

    I do not understand the technicalities of writing a haiku but the haiku about love beautifully puts across the truth Great attempt 🙂

  7. Reema D'souza
    September 20, 2016 at 9:08 pm (3 years ago)

    That is a nice haiku! A very good first attempt I must say. It took me time to understand the structure of a haiku. Simple yes, but it takes a while to get a hang of it.

  8. Rashmi Lingappa
    September 20, 2016 at 9:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Good attempt:) I have never attempted to write one, but now am inspired after seeing you.
    Waiting for more.


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