Lightning splits the sky

As millions of rain drops fall

The air smells of earth


AN: I got a review from a guest reader named UK. You asked me for some tips about writing haiku, so here are a few.

Poetry in general is a condensed form of writing, with a ton of meaning packed into a small space (unless you're writing an epic poem or something) Because haiku only has 17 syllables, that's even less space to get a point accross. When I write haiku, it's normally about a specific object, place, or idea, and because it's so short, you may as well get creative with your words and use figurative language (metaphor, simile, etc...) to create a picture that your reader can almost feel. Ideas can come from anywhere. And just because someone says you shouldn't write about refrigerators because it's five syllables by itself doesn't mean that it's impossible to do. Some of the reviews I've gotten tell me that I tend to leave some of the interpretation of the haiku up to the readers, which is cool because one person might get a different message out of a few words than the next. FWI, I am not a haiku expert, so others may have different opinions and ways that may work better than mine, and that's fine with me.

That's all I can think of right now from my own experience. if anyone else wants to know anything or has any suggestions for haiku ideas, I'd be very happy to hear them. =)

Thanks for reading!