@BlavityLive Here is my #WorldPoetryDay Haiku The clouds whisk away To a soft tempo gliding This winters last nip ✌🏾 — Fadé O. (@ojfade) March 21, 2016
— Malliron (@Malachashi) March 21, 2016
@BlavityLive @Blavity They have no limits They pierce souls and human hearts They are your kind words — LisaWomanista_ABD (@Spiralchica) March 21, 2016These are examples that focus on the essence of nature and human emotions, but as long as it follows the basic 5-7-5 structure haikus can be political, funny or even downright ratchet.
@BlavityLive skin's dark as the night soul's brighter than light you are black and beautiful— Bethlehem (@bethgizaw) March 21, 2016
@BlavityLive @Blavity I love my Afro. Harsh wind does not disrupt her. Dark black coils of joy. #haikuchallenge #WorldPoetryDay — Padmé Amidollaz (@FyerandDesire) March 21, 2016
.@BlavityLive #WorldPoetryDay Black is beautiful. Stronger every breath we take. Melanin prevails. — Raymahl Sutton (@ray_alexander_) March 21, 2016
The dip in my back is a direct map for you to follow and enjoy.#WorldPoetryDay #haikuchallenge — Belle (@INeedja_Kadeeja) March 21, 2016
@BlavityLive 🙏🏽How does one do it? To stop feeding your demons And kill the hunger. A #haiku #WorldPoetryDay — RUDE GYAL (@ninaamour) March 21, 2016
@BlavityLive Confuse the babies inject them with rabies as Jim Crow loudly laughs #haiku — Lukki S. (@LukkiMe) March 21, 2016
Losing momentum. Adulting can be so hard. Eyebrows fleeky though. https://t.co/xyYmRS2ABt— Peaches Shabazz (@FloeticJustice7) March 21, 2016
@BlavityLive All I want is you To be embraced by you now Why'd I leave you, bed!#WorldPoetryDay — K C (@Dolly_Dagger718) March 21, 2016
What happened to Frank The album has yet to drop And boys are crying 😥#haikuchallenge #WorldPoetryDay @Blavity — JTPK | SRLY (@AUXCORDQUEEN) March 21, 2016
#WorldPoetryDay #HaikuChallenge — gelle. (@gelle6) March 21, 2016
@BlavityLive I don't drink kool-aid, that's diabetes for real, pass me the water — Steven Lamar (@TheRealCityHigh) March 22, 2016As you can see in the awesome submissions above, haikus can be thought-provoking, calming, serious, funny and everything in between. It's a great exercise to help you meditate on complex ideas and think about them in simple terms. We encourage everyone to try it!