Today I read something disheartening from a blogger I admire. A British fan of all things Japanese, she goes by the moniker Haikugirl. In this post she talks about a haiku workshop that made me realize that there are far more rules to it than I knew. Her own experience involved a criticism that I found undeserved.
This makes me wonder if I’ll continue pursuing this art form. Should I forge on even if I’m doing it wrong according to the experts? My inner critic says no but I think that’s the wrong answer. I hope the childlike artist inside me finds another haiku she determines worth sharing.
And speaking of sharing, here is the post I reference:
Catching the Blossom with a Haiku
I hope you’ll read her post. I’d also like to know your opinion on the subject. In the meantime, happy writing!