30 Days to Better Brain Health | Day 24: Write a Haiku

It’s Monday and time to get your brain off to a great start to the week! What better way to begin than with a mind stretching exercise that is certain to be poetry to your ears? Writing Haiku is a wonderful way to get out of your “boxed in” brain and challenge yourself to think differently and creatively.

Haiku is an ancient Japanese form of verse, dating back centuries in its origin. Haiku is known for its simple form, which requires a pattern of 5 syllables, 7 syllables and 5 syllables. Classical haiku also makes use of images that are seasonal and sensory in nature.

While I am by no means a Haiku expert, I thought I’d share my try at today’s tip with you. Perhaps it will inspire you to post your Haiku here and share it with us all!

She sat at her desk
The snow glistened in the sun
The tree shivered cold.

For more about the art of Haiku, check out this page from WikiHow.

Happy Haiku!

Dr. Green