Haiku Prompts

Haiku Prompts

A Lesson by Dinesh Sairam

A Prompt a day keeps the Writers' Block away!


I usually don't believe in prompts. And it is evidently true that Haiku, or any form of poetry has to come from inside you. That said, a picture can replace a thousand words. A good Haiku, however, can equal a million words and emotions. In fact, there's something called "Haiku Photography", which is aimed at capturing images that resemble a well-written Haiku.

This final lesson will contain Prompts (Words, Videos and Pictures) that closely resemble the feeling that lingers above a Haiku or Senyru. It's not necessary that you should write a Haiku for each and every prompt displayed here, but it's healthy to take them as an exercise.

"It's a very Greek idea, and a very profound one. Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it. And what could be more terrifying and beautiful, to souls like the Greeks or our own, than to lose control completely? To throw off the chains of being for an instant, to shatter the accident of our mortal selves?"
The Secret History, Donna Tartt.

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Dinesh Sairam
Dinesh Sairam

Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, India

Follow @DineshThePoet An aspiring poet from the shady regions of Southern India. Inspired by the capital-G Great poets like William Shakespeare, Matuso Basho, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Willia..