One of the exercises in our course has been to write haiku. Here are a few I have done so far.

One thing you’ll need to know is that the love of my life recently walked out on me after 2 and a half years together. During that time we had two miscarriages (and no successful pregnancies), so I’ve had a pretty turbulent time emotionally. This is of course going to inform some of my early writing, though I am trying not to get too mired in that particular meme.

I struggle every day

To keep a smile on my face

Now that you have gone

Sleep-deprived and sad

Each day is more difficult

Than the one before

[Ok, enough with the sadness]

At last the sun shines

Though too late for my garden

The tomatoes stay green

[A topical one here:]

Neutrinos from CERN

Travelling faster than light.

Einstein got it wrong?

This post was original posted on the Creative Antonia blog, which has now been merged into this site.

Published by Antonia

I'm a British citizen and European Union official, who lives in Brussels again after 6 years in London and 8 in Melbourne. My blog(s) reflect my interests in the EU, yarncrafts, organisations and dog ownership.

One thought on “Haiku

  1. Hey Antonia

    Well done for using that emotion in a positive way. It’s horrible dealing with heartbreak and heartache – I think we all have suffered it at some point, but to put it in your writings is definitely a good outlet.

    I like the tone of your quirkier Haiku also, poor tomatoes! I look forward to reading more as the course progresses! 🙂

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