Friday, April 6, 2012

Health Haiku & Tanka

Haiku is a “miniature Japanese poem consisting of 17 syllables – 5 syllables in first line, 7 in second, and 5 in the last. No rhyme or meter scheme is employed when writing haiku. The aim of the haiku is to create something greater than the sum of the parts.” I wrote a haiku during last year's challenge - HAWMC Prompt 5: Haiku & Tanka. It was a bit more difficult to write this year, but here's what I wrote:
Living life with pain
and growing uncertainty
means my life has changed.
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Migraine agony,
Why do you do this to me?
Please leave me alone.
And, I'm feeling a little ambitious today, so I'm going to include a tanka (which I also did in last year's challenge - HAWMC Prompt 5: Haiku & Tanka). Tanka is a type of Japanese poetry that "consists of five units usually with the following pattern or onji: 5-7-5-7-7."
Horrible migraine
Why do you always show up
To ruin my day?
You interrupt my whole life
And leave me wondering why.
This post was written as part of the Health Activist Writer's Awareness Challenge (HAWMC).

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