The Learning Curve Written by susanwritesprecise Haiku Heights challenge for the day is the word “deserted.” I deserted you because I learned that your heart was telling mine lies 33.520661 -86.802490 About these ads Share this:Share on TumblrEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related 15 thoughts on “The Learning Curve” I love your Haiku, but I’ve never been good at Haikus. I learned “Tanka” instead. It’s five lines. line 1 is 5 syllables or fewer: line2 is 7 syllables or fewer; line 3 is 5 syllables or fewer; line 4 and line 5 are each 7 syllables or fewer. Here is a Tanka by Elizabeth Searl Lamb, “first lady of Haiku” who began writing Tankas in her 80s: I walk and walk ~ through the house to find ~ the light I might have left on ~ oh, July’s ~ full moon! LikeLike Reply Hi Marylin, I’ve heard of Tanka but never tried it. Thanks for stopping by and sharing Elizabeth’s Tanka. :-) LikeLike Reply I’m not an expert on Haiku, so I don’t know about seasons/nature rules. Rules aside, I like this one because it’s relatable. LikeLike Reply Thanks Janna :-) Much appreciated! LikeLike Reply I don’t do poetry but my understanding was it was to do with nature. However, like Tiffany said, things might be loosening up. Everywhere. Enough to confuse a person. I like your poem because in 13 little words you have created a nice image and then some. LikeLike Reply Thank you Tess! LikeLike Reply You should check out this blog, http://fiercebuddhist.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/at-the-media-circus/ He posts new Haiku’s almost daily. They’re really good. I don’t think they are all rooted in seasons anymore, I think that’s kind of the “Old School”. Seems that these days they’re more diverse. Great job, now I have my own “deserted” haiku floating in my head… :) LikeLike Reply Thanks Tiffany. I will go have a look at the Fierce Buddhist. :-)! LikeLike Reply I think you will like his blogs… they seem “up your alley”! I know I really enjoy reading both of you! LikeLike Reply Thanks, Tiffany! LikeLike Reply Interesting and unusual for a Haiku! Well done. LikeLike Reply Hi Auth Imp, I am new at haiku and not quite sure what I am doing. In what way did you find it unusual? Glad you enjoyed and always look forward to your comments! :-) LikeLike Reply I’m am certainly no expert. At anything I might add ;) but traditionally Haiku is grounded in a season. But of course, what is tradition for one… I love exploring new ways of doing old things. I also enjoy seeing how others do this. Be bold and have fun! LikeLike Reply That’s right! I’d forgotten about the season thing. Dang. Oh, well. Thanks for the reminder! LikeLike Reply :) LikeLike Reply Go ahead. I don't bite very hard. Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.