Haiku Tutorial and Announcement!

I think this is too good to not share! Plus, it is the perfect opportunity for me to attempt my first ever Haiku. Do give it a try.
You might also want to hop over to Camster Origami’s post and congratulate him for winning the 2nd place in National Poetry Contest.

Well, here’s my feeble attempt:

Sky full of bright stars
Soothing sound of the river
New voyage beckons

Camster Origami

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I rarely ask you to reblog my posts, but today, please do! Why? Coming to that part, it’ll be at the end.

So what a bunch of you might not know is I’m a poet.

You also don’t know that I’m an alien.

But that’s beside the point. So, I won 2nd in a National Poetry contest. Yep! So today, I’m going to a) teach you how to make a Haiku and b) make the announcement that’s worth the reblogs!

So let’s get to it, shall we?

But I can’t rhyme, you say. It’s alright- haikus don’t usually rhyme!

So this first part sounds all complicated, but it isn’t: A haiku is a three line poem that has a syllable pattern. No! Don’t go running!

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Dang it. Stick figure guy is out. But… it’s okay, it’s not that bad.

Line 1- 5 Syllables

Line 2- 7 Syllables

Line 3- 5…

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Kindness Challenge – Self Love!

Week 1 of the kindness challenge just passed by and I realized that I am yet to post about it. Not that I didn’t remember to post, just that I was trying to stall as much as I could. Somehow, writing about self-compassion or kindness to self seems impossible. If writing about it is so … Continue reading Kindness Challenge – Self Love!

Limerick Challenge Week 16: Memories

Our lives are made up of all those moments that take up the space called memories deep in our hearts. I believe that every little moment in our lives becomes either a beautiful memory that we like to reminisce about once in a while or at times even painful memories that we do not like … Continue reading Limerick Challenge Week 16: Memories

This Month: We Love Our Reading

In her own words “Bring on the inundation of words, the celebration of those funny little keys that unlock the treasures of our minds. It’s the month of reading: as if we needed an excuse. Happy February, my friends!”
Happy Reading folks! 🙂

Catching My Drift

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 To read…what a gift.

Those funny black squiggles–do you remember when they turned into meaning?  Turned into tiny keys that flew off the page and unlocked doors in your mind?  There’s a magic moment, in a child’s life–the moment when she realizes the words she has memorized, those mysterious patterns, have life and heft and individual meaning.  They leap at her, they draw him in: those children have entered the league of readers.

It’s a league of connection…for behind those hidden doors in our minds, whole worlds wait.  Rowlings writes about Hogwarts, and we soak in her words, but the academy is already there. Rowlings’ words just open the door.  Who knew that unwieldy castle lived within us, those gray and rickety stairwells, those lonely creaking hallways?  We explore, with Harry, Hermione, and Ron, the terrain discovered in our minds.

We uncover whole continents of mind…

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