Lately it seems like everyone is writing Haiku poetry, on twitter and in blogs, on Facebook and on the web. I thought, I can do this. I can write Haiku for quilts. First I looked it up on Dictionary.com to make sure I followed the rules.
1. a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.
2. a poem written in this form.
I took out one of my trusty pads of paper and wrote 5 - 7 - 5 in a row and starting thinking about quilts. Or at least I tried to. First I admired the pad of paper, I do love pads of paper. Then I filed my nails and got a better pen. Suddenly I was ready, the creative juices were flowing. Are you? Here we go, Haiku for quilts!
Haiku Number One
Choose some fabric cut
Threads of many colors sew
Blocks Quilts Beautiful
Haiku Number Two
Sewing calms the nerves
Haiku Number Three
Needles pins scissors
Sharp blades slice drop of red blood
Save the quilt relief
Haiku Number Four
Cotton flannel wool
Red blue yellow green and white
Cut sew bat bind Quilt
I completely enjoyed that. I really did. I used to have my 8th grade Honors Spanish classes write nature Haiku poems but I had never done it before. I know the topic is normally nature but I'm a quilter so I made my Haiku for quilts.
Anyone else want to play? Post your Haiku in the comments here or on the Facebook page. If I get enough I'll have a part two, Haiku by you. (Not a Haiku, that rhymed.)
Anything about Quilts makes me Sew happy!
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