17 July 2019 Haiku/Tanka prompt word “sunlight”

Giovanni Sonier
Jul 17 · 2 min read
Hip, Hip, Hurrah!, by Peder Severin Krøyer-1888 (public domain)

as the rich sunlight
conjures arcing mosaics
it souses our pores –
propeling our blue planet
to a state of breathing art


PROMPT: Write a haiku/tanka using the prompt word “sunlight” (or a derivative).

A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry totalling 17 syllables (in the English language) which are usually arranged in three lines of 5, 7, 5 syllables. It often references the natural world and more modern forms of haiku can also reference human nature.

A tanka is composed of 31 syllables in five lines (5, 7, 5, 7, 7). It can be written in a series addressing the same subject matter.

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House of Haiku

Haiku is a form of poetry usually inspired by nature, which embraces simplicity. We invite all poetry lovers to have a go at composing Haiku. Be warned. You could become addicted.

Giovanni Sonier

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Colorful bon vivant, poet, blogger, photographer, wine connoisseur, and seeker of truth.

House of Haiku

Haiku is a form of poetry usually inspired by nature, which embraces simplicity. We invite all poetry lovers to have a go at composing Haiku. Be warned. You could become addicted.

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