haiku challenge

What’s a haiku? A poem in 3 lines with a set number of syllables per line. Usually about nature, but in this case, we’re writing about living adventurously.

Nothing like a haiku to hone your thoughts. For someone like me who loves to use lots of words and hand gestures to convey meaning, distilling thoughts into limited syllables is a hair-greying experience.

I challenge you to try your hand at it! It’s a great exercise to sort your thoughts. I’ll post all haikus on this page, including your name (unless you wish to remain anonymous).

My requirements are not strict: 3 lines, with each respective line having 5/7/5 syllables.

Here’s an example of a classic one:

An old silent pond…
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.

Here’s mine on living adventurously:

explore your unknown
face those ugly fears with grit
own your challenges

Now go for it!

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