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National Haiku Writing Month starts in February 2015

September 2012 NaHaiWriMo Writing Prompts

 

Selected by Johannes S. H. Bjerg

 

1

True/harsh juxtaposition/disjunction—write a haiku in two distinct parts.

2

“Active”/dynamics in the signs of fall/spring.

3

One-line haiku.

4

Fairytale.

5

Celebration/disappointment of life.

6

A favorite song/tune or one that you always seem to remember.

7

Loneliness/solitude.

8

Dance.

9

Drunk/high/intoxicated/sober.

10

Ball.

11

Sensual.

12

Humdrum and enlightenment.

13

Mythology.

14

Urban.

15

Water in every/any form and aspect.

16

Vertical arrangement: five lines with one word each, leaving out “a,” “an,” and “the.”

17

Oops! Or a hay(na)ku. Read more information about hay(na)ku.

18

Surreal.

19

Achooku, fluku, sniffku . . .

20

Penguins.

21

Recession. Or a six-word haiku.

22

Flying things—in two tongues/languages.

23

Tea/coffee and the universe.

24

Kids/children.

25

The news.

26

The Impossible True” or a haiku for children.

27

Again: a one-line haiku.

28

Walking on the moon. Write about space exploration.

29

How do we treat Earth?

30

True/harsh juxtaposition/disjunction—write a haiku in two distinct parts (same as September 1 prompt).