First 3 words Haiku for The Mag

July 17, 2012 , , 24 Comments

This Haiga (haiku on picture) is written for-

1. Three words Wednesday Prompt words- Differ, Halt & Imagine
2. Haiku Heights 153: Prompt word- First
3. The Mag 126 Prompt is beautiful image below by Jack Vettriano


pearls halt on my glass
first imagine then differ
if my haiku defy syllables


The autor is half Human, half machine. Go Figure or just revel in what I write


  1. Very well written and a nice reply also.

    1. Thanks SG...still there's some problem :)

    2. I like where you went with this!

    3. Thanks Karen, But where did I go? :)

  2. It does certainly defy syllables in the last line.. becomes 9..

    1. How come? PL explain...for me it is still 7 only.

    2. pearls on my glass (5)
      first im-a-gine then diff-er (7)
      if my hai-ku de-fy syll-a-bles (9)

      syllable = pronunciation sound :)

    3. Thanks Leo, I still couldn't get it. Ain't it about the pronunciation of the sound of vowels? i.e.

      if (1 for i)
      ha-i-ku (3 a, i & u)
      defy (1 for e)
      sylla-ble-s ( 2 a,e)

      Pl help me understand better

    4. Hey, I agree with Leo...the last line had 9 syllables. Here's how

      if - 1
      my - 1
      hai- 1
      ku -1
      de - 1
      fy - 1
      Sy - 1
      lla - 1
      ble - 1

      wherever you can pick the sound of a vowel, that's a syllable. Hope this helped!

      But nice merge of all the prompts. :)

    5. Now that I see your comment, I believe, you are taking the count of vowels as syllables... but it's not so, my friend.

      if[1 for i]
      my[1 for the sound I in my]
      haiku[1 for the sound I in hai and 1 for oo in ku]

      Hope this explained better. :)

    6. Also, Leo, this haiku has the set of 4, 7, 9.

      pearls on my glass* has 4 syllables. But great that you caught the mismatch in syllables.. I couldn't do that. :)

    7. Leo and Vaishali,

      Ekta did not write "pearls on my glass". She wrote "pearls halt on my glass". That makes 5 syllables.

    8. Thanks Vaishali,

      It indeed helps :)

    9. Thanks SG for helping me. Also, for enabling my knowledge and encouragement to write more haiku :)

  3. Read your post again. Here is my comment in "Haiku"

    Your Haiku is good
    Don’t care about anything
    You write well Ekta

    Hope this complies with the 5-7-5 rule.

    1. Thanks SG,

      Really appreciate your support. The idea is to learn haiku and learn it well...Your mail was indeed helpful...keep ur comments n suggestions pouring :)

  4. haiku..baapre..kuch nahi samja ji r u doing ektaji? n thanks..

    1. Haiku is a form of poetry, a very short form of expression essentially revolves around nature and its beauty.

      It has a format using syllables i.e 5-7-5

      One has to express everything is those 3 lines only.

      Try, you may like it :)

  5. Dear SG, LEO & Vaishali

    Wow guys, I am loving it. Your comments not just enable a better understanding of this format but also encourage me even more to write new haikus.

    Thanks so much friends...

    BTW< I intend to write this as haiga. Any such rule for Haiga too?

  6. first two lines really great, you'l just get better with more haiku you write, cheers!

    1. Thanks a ton! Do keep visiting and let me know if my next haiku meets expectation or not? :)

  7. OK. Lots of action here :) LOL. Welcome. I guess Vaishali said it right.

    SG: I missed typing the word when I rewrote it in comment. but I'd mentioned as 5 in the bracket. :) sorry.

    1. If u are gonna come to Bangalore for the Indimeet, perhaps, we can discuss syllables. (LOL) :D

    2. Sure leo :)

      Though my chances are fade but I will keep in mind :)

      SG, Vaishali and yourself are just helping me to be a better haiku writer and I so much love that :)

      Thank You guys. Be there for me always :)


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