A proper Haiku is so much more than a 5-7-5 syllable pattern,Â but I wasnâ€™t invited to do a proper Haiku.Â I was asked for a silly one, and Jenn explains the concept thusly:
I was recently told by a reader that what weâ€™ve been doing all this time is not so much â€œHaikuâ€ but â€œSenryuâ€ because we arenâ€™t specifically discussing nature, and we often inject humour to our works of literary brilliance.
To this I reply, simply;Â â€œDonâ€™t care!â€
In fact, heâ€™s right. However, Iâ€™m not a Haiku purist â€“ and most people, which until that day included me, donâ€™t know and really wonâ€™t care to know the difference. What weâ€™re doing is expressing our thoughts and feelings in a format that makes us happy. It tickles our funny bones. It inspires creativity and, more importantly, camaraderie. So really, what we call it is largely irrelevant. But thanks for your opinion.
The theme for this week is: light.
Light is my life force.
I worship the Son and sun.
Shine on me, oh Lord.
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