Some years ago, I was quite intent upon creating cinquains (poems consisting of five stanzas usually unrhymed containing two, four, six, eight, and two syllables respectively) as a means of conveying the premise of my stories.
My early endeavors:
A tribute to Miss Jane Austen
I recently decided to delve into a similar form of poetic expression as a means of stimulating my creative juices: specifically, haikus (Japanese forms of poetry of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five syllables respectively).
While I enjoy creating them for my books, traditionally haikus evoke compelling images of the world, its seasons and all the inherent natural wonders. Images that allow one to escape, if only for a moment or two, and experience a bit of magic. Then again, is that not often a purpose of books as well?
My most recent efforts:
It’s your turn. Are there techniques you employ from time to time to spark your creativity? Yes or no, I want to hear from you. Comment below. Bonus smiles for including a cinquain or a haiku in your remarks.
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