Haiku A Day – Day 26

As we near the end of the Briefly Write ‘Haiku A Day’ Challenge, we really hope our prompts have inspired your poetic creativity.

Writing every day is a great 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 committed to paper — a first draft, however rough it is — is always a good way to go. The old saying isn’t wrong: you can’t edit a blank page.

If you’re joining us for the first time: it’s never too late to get writing! And if you want a helping hand, why not check out out the Briefly Write Weekly Prompt Game?

The Challenge

At Briefly Write we’re firm believers in the power of well-chosen words. The haiku’s tight form will make you pay close attention to word choice and help you hone straight in on the most powerful images.

Here’s what you need to do: Write a haiku. Every day.

Following along with the ‘Haiku A Day’ Challenge for a month is an incredible achievement. It will help keep your mind active, hone your writing skills, and ultimately it will mean you have 30 poems — or seedlings — you can revisit, polish up and send off to lit mags!

We’d love to see what you create and hear how you’re getting on: tweet us at @BrieflyWrite or reply in the comments to this post!


glumly present – set
on rattling suns & drawn-out
quarrels – the demise


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

Haiku A Day – Day 25

Photo by Francesco Ungaro

As we near the end of the Briefly Write ‘Haiku A Day’ Challenge, we really hope our prompts have inspired your poetic creativity.

Writing every day is a great 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 committed to paper — a first draft, however rough it is — is always a good way to go. The old saying isn’t wrong: you can’t edit a blank page.

If you’re joining us for the first time: it’s never too late to get writing! And if you want a helping hand, why not check out out the Briefly Write Weekly Prompt Game?

The Challenge

At Briefly Write we’re firm believers in the power of well-chosen words. The haiku’s tight form will make you pay close attention to word choice and help you hone straight in on the most powerful images.

Here’s what you need to do: Write a haiku. Every day.

Following along with the ‘Haiku A Day’ Challenge for a month is an incredible achievement. It will help keep your mind active, hone your writing skills, and ultimately it will mean you have 30 poems — or seedlings — you can revisit, polish up and send off to lit mags!

We’d love to see what you create and hear how you’re getting on: tweet us at @BrieflyWrite or reply in the comments to this post!


balance on bottle
edges peering into dark:
time for the next step?


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

Haiku A Day – Day 22

Photo by Brooke Lewis

After three weeks of the Briefly Write ‘Haiku A Day’ Challenge, hopefully you’ve written some tremendous verses.

Writing every day is a great 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 committed to paper — a first draft, however rough it is — is always a good way to go. The old saying isn’t wrong: you can’t edit a blank page.

If you’re joining us for the first time: it’s never too late to get writing! If you need a prompt to get you going, why not check out out the Briefly Write Weekly Prompt Game?

The Challenge

At Briefly Write we’re firm believers in the power of well-chosen words. The haiku’s tight form will make you pay close attention to word choice and help you hone straight in on the most powerful images.

Here’s what you need to do: Write a haiku. Every day.

Following along with the ‘Haiku A Day’ Challenge for a month is an incredible achievement. It will help keep your mind active, hone your writing skills, and ultimately it will mean you have 30 poems — or seedlings — you can revisit, polish up and send off to lit mags!

We’d love to see what you create and hear how you’re getting on: tweet us at @BrieflyWrite or reply in the comments to this post!


day leaks through darkness
a suture spilling morning
like coffee, fresh starts


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

Haiku A Day – Day 19

Photo by Kevin Menajang

We’re almost three weeks into the Briefly Write ‘Haiku A Day’ Challenge. Hopefully, our daily posts have been inspiring you to write great poetry.

If fiction is more your thing, we’ve not forgotten about you: in September we’ll be launching a brand-new writing challenge that aims to inspire outstanding micro stories.

Writing every day is a great 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 committed to paper — a first draft, however rough it is — is always a good way to go. The old saying isn’t wrong: you can’t edit a blank page.

The Challenge

At Briefly Write we’re firm believers in the power of well-chosen words. The haiku’s tight form will make you pay close attention to word choice and help you hone straight in on the most powerful images.

Here’s what you need to do: Write a haiku. Every day.

Following along with the ‘Haiku A Day’ Challenge for a month is an incredible achievement; it will help keep your mind active, hone your writing skills, and ultimately it will mean you have 30 poems — or seedlings — you can revisit, polish up and send off to lit mags!

We’d love to see what you create and hear how you’re getting on: tweet us at @BrieflyWrite or reply in the comments to this post!


the end was near, salt
licked feebly at raw wounds &
the world kept spinning


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

Haiku A Day – Day 18

Photo by Valdemaras D

We’re almost three weeks into the Briefly Write ‘Haiku A Day’ Challenge. Hopefully, our daily posts have been inspiring you to write great poetry.

If fiction is more your thing, we’ve not forgotten about you: in September we’ll be launching a brand-new writing challenge that aims to inspire outstanding micro stories.

Writing every day is a great 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 committed to paper — a first draft, however rough it is — is always a good way to go. The old saying isn’t wrong: you can’t edit a blank page.

The Challenge

At Briefly Write we’re firm believers in the power of well-chosen words. The haiku’s tight form will make you pay close attention to word choice and help you hone straight in on the most powerful images.

Here’s what you need to do: Write a haiku. Every day.

Following along with the ‘Haiku A Day’ Challenge for a month is an incredible achievement; it will help keep your mind active, hone your writing skills, and ultimately it will mean you have 30 poems — or seedlings — you can revisit, polish up and send off to lit mags!

We’d love to see what you create and hear how you’re getting on: tweet us at @BrieflyWrite or reply in the comments to this post!


limestone wanderings
danger in jagged remnants
ravenous wolves wait


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

Haiku A Day – Day 17

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!


bare bones push through mud
silhouetted skeleton
barren loneliness


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

Haiku A Day – Day 16

Photo by Deeana Creates

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!


Here we go again:
cryptic message in stolen
paintings. Whisper: hide.


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

Haiku A Day – Day 14

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!


lay the tiles & hope
they finish right — join the dots
you’re still in control


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

Haiku A Day – Day 13

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!


a hope button waits
“press it” the world urges as
we watch from sidelines


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

Haiku A Day – Day 12

Photo by Marcelo Moreira

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!


Eerie days become
mournful nights: we still can’t find
equilibrium.


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