Writer’s Notebook: From The Archives – Novel Haiku

I like writing haiku to capture moments from my day or to try to distil the essence of something I’m working on. These haiku are from a novel I was working on, but never finished, a few years ago.

I was inspired by an exercise in one of the free online writing programmes, run by the University of Iowa – definitely worth a look:

Angry stone spirit
First-born daughters of daughters
Will die for ever

Light falls on her face
An angel on earth
She lies in bed always

Red sun makes way for night
Shadows under stones
Creep and stretch, cool hiding

Silver girl, flies at night
Moon lights her way
She’ll come to you soon


Writer’s Notebook – a series of posts releasing unfinished fragments into the world. Recognising the value in sharing.

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