What Can Haiku and Senryu Do for You?

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

One thing we all have in common, is that we feel we lack time to do everything we’d like to do. We are especially mindful of this as we get older. Before we embark on anything new, we often ask ourselves, “is it relevant and how will it help me?” And, we wonder about the time commitment.

Yesterday, I was at an art presentation, and I saw someone who recently took one of my library presentations on haiku. I asked her if she had started writing haiku yet. She said  she hadn’t, but she had checked my book out from the library–Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All. I was glad for that, as at least she followed up after attending my workshop.

If someone wants to know what the purpose is of writing haiku and senryu, I would respond quite simply: Finding healing and peace in life…

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