Quick Tip #12: We’re all poets…and didn’t know it?

It’s April…aka

While there are many ways you can celebrate, why not try to write your own poetry?


Remember that conversation we had about a daily writing practice? April might be just the inspiration you need.

But how do you become a masterful poet when you don’t think of yourself as an artist? A friend of mine spent a year in college writing a haiku a day – that might be a good place to start. And, while the style is still heavily influenced by the Japenese masters (like Basho) and their emphasis on the natural world, this 5/7/5 syllable stanza form is very flexible in content today as in these examples:


Does your haiku need to profound? Not if you don’t want it to be.

Does your haiku have to be perfect? No, remember: writing can be an exercise.  You don’t even have to share your work if you don’t want to!

Does this post make you feel motivated to start?

Here’s my first sample:

I’m ready to write

I tap keys confidently

I’ll save this blank doc.



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