A haiku a day

 何?

A poem of three lines, with seventeen syllables — five in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the third.

 5-7-5.

There’s a lot more to a haiku and its history than this, but for now I’m going to go with the basic, widely recognised definition above.

 

なぜ?

If I write seventeen syllables about each day, or a moment during that day, and order them into a neat, pretty, little 5-7-5 structure, there surely must be some kind of mental well-being benefit. Mindfulness and Headspace et al are all the rage, so I guess this is my version of the “stepping back and reflecting” exercises they advocate. Mindfulness in seventeen syllables, perhaps. There will probably be days I don’t, but the aim is to do it every day. Even if all that happy-head stuff is complete twaddle, it seems like a nice little thing to do.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s