Probably the most fun and unexpected result of the project so far is that friends have started writing their own RunHaiku (and WalkHaiku, and BikeHaiku) as a result! Love it!
This got me thinking: wouldn’t it be fun to create a volume of collective RunHaiku?
And that is what we’re going to do! What do participate? Here’s the challenge (if you choose to accept it):
- Go outside. Move. Walk, run, bike, swim, crawl, camp, etc.
- Pay attention. Earbuds out, listen to your surroundings. Smell the fresh air. Watch the clouds. Feel the burning in your calves.
- Write a haiku about what you notice. The common rule with haiku is 3 lines, 17 syllables (5/7/5). But there’s a lot of nuance to “what is haiku”, but this is just a tool, let’s not get hung up on that.
- Head over to this form to submit your haiku.
The idea of RunHaiku isn’t to create beautiful poetry. This is a tool for paying attention. Don’t overthink it. It’s about the process, not the result.
Once we have a good compilation (100 or so would be wonderful), I’ll post them in a future volume on RunHaiku.com.
Sound like fun?
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!