Haiku A Day – Day 10

At Briefly Write our mission is simple: inspire you to write! And if your inspiration has run a little dry, our ‘Haiku A Day’ challenge is sure to get the creative juices flowing again.

Writing every day is the best way to develop and sustain a writing habit. The words don’t always come easily and sometimes we all feel a little devoid of ideas. But getting something written — a first draft, however rough it is — is always a good way to go.

Even if you think what you’ve written is dreadful — and it might well be at first! — you’ll have a starting point to revisit tomorrow. You can’t edit a blank page.

The haiku’s tight form will make you pay close attention to word choice and help you hone in on the strongest images. At Briefly Write we’re firm believers in the power of well-chosen words: a haiku doesn’t give you time to throw in anything superfluous.

The Challenge

If you’re joining us for the first time, here’s how it works:

You write a haiku. Every day. Easy right?

In each post, we’ll write one too to lead the way. We’ll also offer extra insights, advice and prompts from time to time to keep you on track.

We’d love to see what you create: you can either tweet your haiku to @BrieflyWrite or reply in the comments to this post!


bony old fingers
hands too big with sagging skin
diamond ring glistens


Our challenge is simple: write one haiku every day. Get inspired & join the fun on Twitter or in the comments!

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