289days until
National Haiku Writing Month starts in February 2015

February 2011 NaHaiWriMo Writing Prompts

 

Selected by Michael Dylan Welch, Sammamish, Washington

 

The inaugural National Haiku Writing Month began on 1 February 2011. Early on that first day, someone suggested that it might help if there were a daily prompt, so I offered the first prompt, and continued each day for the rest of the month. The prompt really helped to focus everyone who participated. No one had to write about the prompt, and everyone was free to share whatever haiku they felt like sharing, but it gave the community a real sense of anticipation and focus that has continued for all the months of the year since that first month. Hopefully these prompts will continue to be an inspiration for any kind of poetry writing.

 

1

hands

2

snow

3

grass (dry or green)

4

toy

5

hummingbird

6

photographs

7

a taste

8

a smell

9

a room in your house

10

a part of your body

11

fish

12

office supplies

13

clouds

14

love

15

mud

16

plum or plum blossoms

17

a sport

18

moon

19

money

20

children

21

paper

22

flower

23

bells

24

mist

25

zoo or zoo animal

26

drum

27

owl

28

write with heart