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Leave Your Comfort Zone: Discover Haiku and Write a Poem Like the Samurai

In Active Learning, Cartooning, Communication, Confidence Course Facilitator, sharpen the saw on April 2, 2013 at 6:01 pm

While scanning my e-mail over the Easter holiday, I learned that April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo). And since it’s also spring training at The EDGE — a time when the challenge course facilitators re-group to knock off the “rust” from winter break — I thought why not leave my comfort zone and try something new this season?  Why not write a poem (or two) during #NaPoWriMo? And why not start with something “simple” like hiaku?

My hiaku for April 1 …

My fingers are cold, my thinking works through the rust. Spring brings new haiku.

And for April 2 …

Daffodils emerge through Boy Scout supplied mulch. It is 2 April.

Daffodils emerge through Boy Scout supplied mulch. It is 2 April.

Daffodils emerge through Boy Scout supplied mulch.
It is 2 April.

And for those who enjoy a sight gag …

Source: ToothPasteForDinner - Today is Hiaku Day and day 2 of #NaPoWriMo

Source: ToothPasteForDinner – Today is Hiaku Day and day 2 of #NaPoWriMo

Source: http://www.toothpastefordinner.com/index.php?date=122705

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  1. john, you know when you are into haiku, wabi, sabi and zen, you are in my world…… paul Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 18:01:56 +0000 To: pewhite@msn.com

  2. Nothing lasts forever, nothing is ever truly finished, and nothing (other than perhaps God’s love) is perfect. One reason that haiku and the NaPoWriMo appeals to me as a connected whole is that we can improve and strengthen ourselves by learning a new art form, practicing it, and acknowledge the fact that we shall never truly master it. The journey is still worth the time and effort. What say you join me on this month-long experience?

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