What I am looking for

I am looking for haiku that capture a single, vivid image in words.

I like snapshots frozen in time, conjuring something visual or audible or tactile that can be conveyed to the reader in just 17 syllables.

I like haiku that use the English language in an interesting way and that include juxtaposition and/or contrasts, looking at objects in a new, refreshing way.

I am looking for haiku that stand alone and say what they need to say by themselves without the need of a picture. I want the words themselves to convey a picture.

I prefer haiku that aren’t titled (but you won’t be rejected if you do provide titles!)

I also prefer haiku that are composed using three separate yet linked lines.

I tend not to post preachy or political haiku or haiku that reflect someone’s personal opinion.

Whether you are a beginner or a pro, each haiku will be considered individually on its own merits. Please check your haiku contains the correct amount of syllables on each line before you email them to me. For more information, please visit How To and Selection.

Please note that I do not post photographs as it slows the blog down. I am unlikely to post haiku portraying negative views of politics or religion. Always remember, don’t TELL me, SHOW me!

10 Responses to What I am looking for

  1. JanBeek says:

    I am happy to know each line should be self-contained. I had not realized that before.

  2. JanBeek says:

    I look forward to submitting my PORTAL Haiku and to reading more of your blog. Thank you.

  3. Daman Jones says:

    Nothing to say now. Just buzzing in the word jar. Sensing syllables.

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