How to write haiku

What is haiku?

How to write haiku

1. Describe “the essence of a moment”

2. Narrow it down to two juxtaposing images

On a concrete parking strip, nothing blooms.
A single tree shouts its defiance in the language of pink flowers.

3. Connect the two images with a “cutting word”

On a concrete parking strip, nothing blooms -
A single tree shouts its defiance in the language of pink flowers.

4. Add a “seasonal word”

On a concrete parking strip, nothing grows in the drizzle -
A single tree shouts its defiance in the language of pink flowers.

5. Whittle it down to 17 syllables

Concrete parking strip
In the drizzle silence reigns -
A tree roars in pink

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