Writing two series of poetry has been wonderful. It has helped my mental and emotional state more than I can tell. Having a series in mind – A Plan – gives me something to look forward to. It helps me see myself as something more than a disabled-housewife-spouse-mom.
As you know, I finished the Haiku of Legendary Creatures last night; the Haiku of the Nations ended about two weeks ago. You’d think I’d feel a sense of relief, of being able to kick back and relax. Unfortunately that’s not the case. I feel uneasy, like I’m floating aimlessly.
“So,” you say, “start a new series!” Well, I’d like to … but I’m not sure where to start!
At 3:00 this morning I had an idea. What about writing a series of haiku specifically about emotions? The following poster popped into my head. I saw it at my son’s elementary school several years ago.
Perhaps I could write haiku based on images from nature – images that represent the various “feeling faces”. Sure, poetry is supposed to evoke images and emotion. But instead of working from
Image to Emotion to Haiku
I would work from
Emotion to Image to Haiku
What do you say? Do you have any ideas for a new series of haiku? Do you think my current idea is “great”, “okay”, or “lousy”? Are there any nature images you would like me to write about?
I would appreciate your feedback!