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I hope I "Haiku it up"ed.

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 mom will get angry.

 I’m told not to buy them, but
 …i love them so much. 
? some of my hats I wear in winter.

For some reason,

I LOVE hats.
I’m somewhat addicted to them.
I don’t remember when this began,
but when I realized,
I was surrounded by hats.

While my friends check out the clothes that the mannequin is wearing,
I check the hat that the mannequin is wearing.

I collected so much of them
that my mother told me not to buy them anymore.
If I buy a new one, I have to toss one away.

((I know. She is so cruel.

The assignment was to take a simple dailyshoot assignment 
and use that as an inspiration.
Since hats are always around me, 
I thought this would be a good picture (for me).

Writing haiku in English was hard.
I remember doing something similar back in elementary school,
thought it was fun,
but somehow I feel it is very hard.

Maybe this is because I already learned ways to write haiku in Japanese.
I am used to the rhythm of Japanese haiku,
and some words in English changed that rhythm.

Japanese characters each have distinct syllables,
as for English, one word can have 2 or 3 syllables.

While rereading my haiku,
I was always feeling that something is not sounding right
in the first line.

The words I use in the second and third line 
each has one syllables.
But for the word ‘angry’ in the first line, it has 2.

(I hope this is making some sense)

What we call haiku must have some seasonal word in it.
i.e winter: ski, snow

I thought about this before writing this blog,
but after looking at other people’s works, 
I decided to submit this haiku.

In Japanese, these writings with no seasonal words are called ‘ senryuu ‘ (??)

Senryuu are very interesting,
because since there are no rules of seasonal words,
it can be based about anything.

I feel like I am going off topic so I guess I should end here.

I had fun doing this assignment.
…I hope I did the right thing. haha.


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