The January Challenge 2020

The January Challenge 2020, Day 8 – Winter Haiku

Today’s challenge is set by Ruth, 40,  a teacher from Northeast England.

A haiku is a short poem, traditionally inspired by nature or the seasons. Get 2020 off to a creative start with a winter haiku of your own.

Write a ‘winter haiku.’ Experiment with describing the sounds and smells of a winter day. A haiku has three lines made up of five syllables, seven syllables, five syllables. Like this…

Write five syllables

The next line should have seven

Mention the season

Challenges are about giving something new a go and celebrating the process, as well as the product. Try not to spend much longer than 5-10 minutes writing your poem – let’s create and see what happens! You might simply want to share what it made you think about, or how the experience was for you.

If you have more time … 
Illustrate your Haiku to bring your words to life.

Think 
What does winter mean to you? What sights, sounds and smells do you associate with the season?

Share
Share online and see what others are up to by posting on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists. Share your work in a way that suits you – online, on WhatsApp, or by showing your friends, family or colleagues. You might simply want to share what it made you think about, or how the experience was for you.