December 17, 2014

Wednesday Writing Challenge: The Dreaded Haiku

Welcome to the Wednesday Writing Challenge!

Every Wednesday, I pose a new writing challenge here on the blog. These challenges come from books on writing, classes I've taken on creative writing, or sometimes just from my own imagination. If you're an author, hopefully they will help you get your writing juices flowing and help you improve your craft.


Some of these challenges may be very good ones or may include an element I consider highly important for writers to occasionally I may cycle through some of my favorites more than once. 


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 And now...

***Here's Today's Challenge!***

Something Poetic:

Write an erotic haiku.


Haiku format:

3 lines

First 5 syllables, then 7, then 5

Brantwijn's Example:

Pure drop of water,
Fresh upon your naked skin.
My tongue, chasing it.



Hints and Tips:


The haiku is one of the most beautiful and expressive poetic forms, because it forces you to say all you mean in a very limited amount of space.

It's also quite fun for a lot of writers, for exactly that reason.

Isolate to the most important details. Focus on sensory images, and use metaphor as needed.

Give me your best, darlings!!


  1. Satin soft rippled skin
    Sadness woven around me
    Your touch fixes all

  2. the sunshine filled day
    whisps of clouds floating on by
    the sound of birds behind

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