iCreateDaily community member, Beth Murphy kicked off the 2021 by sharing a New Year Haiku. Haiku is a great way to kickstart creativity, since it’s just a three line poem.
The Plural of Haiku
Haiku is the plural of haiku in the same way that deer and sheep are both singular and plural forms of those nouns. Haiku poetry originated as a Japanese art form, and the Japanese language implies plurality in context rather than application of an “s” at the end of words.
NEW YEAR HAIKU
Traditional Format Haiku – 3 lines, 17 syllables as 5-7-5
TO CREATE~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com
The birth of a year
To live, to love, to nurture
A year to create.
Fear and Frustration Haiku
iCreateDaily community member, David Brown shared his Haiku, saying, “At a Sufi workshop a few years ago, we were invited to write a haiku beginning ‘In this Bright New Year…’ Here was mine:”
FORGET FEAR~David Brown, Quaker author
In this bright new year
Forget Frustration and Fear,
Submit to Spirit.
HAPPY and HOPEFULHaiku by Jayme Thompson, artist, teacher
Waking up to dawn
Knowing that the year is new
Happy and hopeful
In this bright new year~Susan Schultz, sign language interpreter, artist, b.3/9/57
May our dark times fade away
As hope-beams appear
NEW YEAR, NEW DAY~Shannon Billings Schofield, author writer, beekeeper
New year, new found day
Take time to find joy
In this bright new yearShannon Schofield, author writer, beekeeper
Know that love is always near
Surround your heart, Dear
PASSIONS COME FORTHHaiku by Louise DeBell, writer, speaker
Goals on our minds now
Bring on imaginations
Let passions come forth
New year of promise~Shannon Schofield, author, poet
Raising my heart to the sky
Each day, hope and joy
REASSURANCE~Beth Murphy, haiku & tanka poet
Newness of the day
Bursting forth reassurance
Light follows the dark
QUIET TIME~Sally Kirkpatrick, retired teacher, writer, photographer, crafter
Dream, move, rest become
Quiet times, my time
Modern Haiku Format
3 lines, no other rules
RELEASEModern haiku by Mieka Peebles
As the light shines,
I am set free.
NEW YEAR’S POEMS
This next section aren’t haiku poems but are added from the contributions of our community.
NEW YEAR’S DAY
New day, new year
Bright dawn, no fear
Light is love, love is light
Let your moon shine through the night
Plan, plot, run, and play
Let your heart soar and sway
Lift the love inside your soul
Let the world wholly Know
Dance, sing, and be delightedShannon DeAnna Schofield, author writer, beekeeper
Newest day, be enlightened
Let your heart lead the way
On this bright New Year’s day
written 12-21-21 @ 4:35am
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