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Date-Night Haiku

Every week, my husband and I have “date-night”. Every Wednesday, my husband and I say “no” to any other plans and just spend time with each other. We started this tradition back in college, though it wasn’t always on Wednesdays. The day changes as needed, but since we’ve been married, Wednesday just works well for us. Since we do this in the middle of the week, it is a chance to rest, rejuvenate, and relax with each other. Sometimes we go out to dinner, sometimes we stay in. Typically, we watch a fun movie together or play a game. Either way, it is a magnificent night for snuggles and quality time  together.

In honor of tonight’s date-night, I thought I’d share a haiku. I’m a sucker for haiku, as you know.

Dreaming about you

I conjured your handsome face

Waiting for tonight

Awww, yay! A sappy, lovey-dovey haiku for you all! We writers have to make sure we’re taking adequate time to be intentional about our relationships. Most of us enjoy solitude and hiding away in our cave of wonders to get our writing done, but too much alone time can make you heartsick. Make sure you’re spending enough time with your spouse, significant others, friends, and families!

Do you have any special date-night traditions with your significant other? I’d love to hear! Share your comments!

~L.M.

Haiku · Writing

Haiku for the Ocean

As you know, I adore writing haiku. I thought I’d share one inspired by my trip to the beach!

Tumbling, rolling waves

Grasp at the sandy, white shore

A gull watches me.

If you’ve never written haiku before, it is a wonderful way of expressing emotion about nature! You should give it a shot next time you’re out for a hike or splashing in the ocean!

Blessings,

The Writer

Haiku · Writing

A Haiku for the Day

I adore haiku writing. It is something that relaxes me when I am frustrated or worried. it is also something I do when I’m very happy. Pretty much I’ll write haiku for just about any reason. My journal (that goes with me everywhere) is riddled with haiku here and there. I tend to write one a week. It is currently raining in the southern U.S., so I wrote the following haiku for the day:

Rain falls gently down

Over the leaves and branches

Of an ancient tree

Enjoy! Why not try your hand at a haiku? Haiku poems are typically about nature, though they can be written about anything you like. There is no rhyming pattern, but there is a syllable pattern: first line (5), second line (7), third line (5).

Share your haiku poetry in the comments section! I’d love to read yours!