I wrote five concepts about writing haiku in my journal. I share one.
I desire to be a master haiku maker. Practice and reflection are my key activities. My audience is the proverbial studio dog, who is biased. My judgment may be suspect. I must be diligent in artistic purpose, grasp the situation sufficiently to write, keep necessary tools on hand, and possess a good work ethic.
I write haiku in English and follow current modes of writing.
Previously published poems are excoriated by many haiku publications. Failed haiku are rejected poems.
I might consider a rejected haiku as rubbish. I do not.
If a haiku of mine is accepted I do not think it is a gem. It is not.
On the theme / prompt of “connections with others” this is my rejected ku:
unrequited itch —
Failed haiku do not exist. This ku above has no future. Editing wholesale is almost useless for me because I write to capture the moment, the image, the idea before it’s gone.
Perhaps I can tweak the arrangement.
I plan to submit other haiku all around the poetry world.
A master is flexible.