It’s day 19 of #100daysofhaiku – the challenge I set myself as part of The Great Discontent’s #the100daysproject.
Each day is an opportunity to record the thoughts of the day in a beautifully pared down and edited form. I think Haiku poetry is my cup of tea.
A diary brings
the secrets of myself from
the darkness inside.
I loved keeping a diary as a young girl and a teenager, and now as an adult, I call it a journal and just write down my thoughts. I can’t imagine not having access to pen and paper to do such a simple but wonderful thing, as a regular (if not daily) practice.
For now and for the next 81 days, I’ll have my daily Haiku to remind me what I was thinking/doing/seeing/feeling.
And I’ve tried to experiment with how I share my progress for this project because, well I don’t want to say ‘it’s just words’. But… It is just words, rather than something more arty and visually attractive.
Here’s some of my favourite Haiku shares from Instagram:
Day 16/100 “The empty pillow/echoes the void of your head:/inconsolable.” #poetry #haiku #100daysofhaiku #the100dayproject #watercolourpencils A photo posted by Rebecca Johnstone (@daintydora) on