2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 17

Today is International Haiku Poetry Day! Click here to check out a post from The Haiku Foundation. So guess what we’re doing today?

For today’s prompt, write a haiku. Simple as that. Or well, if you’d prefer, write a poem about haiku; I’ve done this before. So that’s an option too; or write about poetic forms in general.


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Here’s my attempt at a Haiku poem:


headphones discarded
in trash a robin picks up
a note of birdsong


roberttwitterimageRobert Lee Brewer loves reading effective haiku, but he’s still a padawan (sorry, Star Wars term in a poetry blog post bio) when it comes to writing them himself. Still, they’re fun to read and write, and he hopes to see a lot of them on this post.

Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which means he gets to do a million things to help writers find more success with their writing (including this blog). He’s also the author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53).

Connect with him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.


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381 thoughts on “2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 17

  1. BDP


    Write your love potion
    on sky vellum, cloud-etched lines—
    dot and cross with birds


    African basket
    on my desk carried here by hands
    weaving far stories


    Morning coffee smooth
    with tablespoons of whole milk
    across the sunrise


    No new ideas?
    Read black crow calligraphy:
    decode bird eye view

    –Barb Peters

  2. dextrousdigits

    Ancient Walnut tree
    Squirrel sits nipples carefree
    leaves newborn I see

    This year with each prompt I would like to attempt an acrostic poem

    Happy words reflecting a season
    In specific patterns
    Knowing their place
    Understanding to pick line one, two, three

  3. Friend

    Tired day–silly
    I should be able
    to do all that i think of–
    not working, after all.
    Lots of time.
    Maybe if I didn’t spend time reading poems
    and writing them
    on the Internet.
    Too tired to make a haikul

  4. seamuscorleone

    Three Haiku

    Hemingway is dead
    Steinbeck also rests in dirt
    Words are immortal.

    Dinner and movie
    Wine and laughter and holding hands
    Spring’s new sun shines down.

    Christians like Donald
    And not a socialist Jew.
    You’re fired. Jesus wept.

  5. carollilly

    Two magnolia trees
    stand in our front yard & shed
    brown leaves all year round.

    Three Lilly boys
    hated them vehemently
    raking leaves year round.

    by Carolyn Lilly

  6. mariahewilson

    don’t let me go now
    I’ll always stay next to you
    even in the dark.

    Even in the dark
    you are a shining beacon
    to light the way home.

    To light the way home
    I just need to feel your touch
    don’t let me go now.

  7. lionmother

    The full moon rises
    a light apricot orb
    held by the dark night

    soon stars will twinkle
    forming a carpet of light
    across the black sky

    how peaceful nature
    can be every night primping
    as we view its show
    copyright 2016 by Barbara Ehrentreu


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