Haiku for the Seasons

I taught a haiku workshop at Calgary's Alexandra Writers' Centre Society ... my first foray into the Zoom teaching world not long after the start of covid.

​Haiku through the Seasons

Haiku is traditionally inspired by nature and has an element that ties in to the season. Short (17 syllables max, only 3 lines) but powerful, haiku has the ability to evoke so much in so little words.

Consider for example this haiku by Chiyo-ni, one of Japan's first renowned female haikuists:

butterfly—

what dream

is making your wings flutter?