Mood Haiku (National Poetry Writing Month Poem #6)

By Daniel Paiz

If it hasn’t sunk in by now, haikus are kind of a standard around here during National Poetry Writing Month. They are succinct, challenging, and honestly a good deal of fun as well. There are traditional methods for completing them (such as including the weather), and then there’s what I do (follow the syllable structure but that’s it).

There might be people who don’t like this haphazard, modernist approach to something so storied. This method isn’t meant to offend or disappoint anyone. Rather, it’s to challenge the structural boundaries, and to put my own twist on it. Haikus over here are a mood.

Mood Haiku

Countless things to feel,

Don’t get caught by what’s not real,

Appeal to self, sealed.


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