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!

Haiku A Day – Day 11

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!


Red wisps of shattered
flesh against a broken dream:
time vanquishes all.


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

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!

Haiku A Day – Day 9

Photo by Andrew Neel

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 missed the first week this is 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!


nothing happens here
aimless gaze through frosted pane
outside kept at bay


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

Haiku A Day – Day 8

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 missed the first week this is 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 time of chaos
boundless molecules of dread
filling emptiness


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

Haiku A Day – Day 7

At Briefly Write our mission is simple: inspire you to write! If you’re in need of some structure for your poetry, our ‘Haiku A Day’ challenge is the perfect way to get creating.

The haiku’s tight form will make you pay close attention to word choice, and focus your attention on the strongest images. Writing a haiku every day will be a great exercise to spark your creativity or rekindle your poetic burnings — before long you will be hooked on this wonderful form!

Each day we’ll post a haiku to lead the way. From time to time, we’ll also offer insights, advice and additional prompts to keep you on track.

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


apple tree bursting
poison seeping from my skin
sweet scent of regret


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

Haiku A Day – Day 6

At Briefly Write our mission is to inspire you to write! If you’re in need of some structure for your poetry, our ‘Haiku A Day’ challenge is the perfect way to get creating.

The haiku’s tight form will make you pay close attention to word choice, and focus your attention on the strongest images. Writing a haiku every day will be a great exercise to spark your creativity or rekindle your poetic burnings — before long you will be hooked on this wonderful form!

Each day we’ll post a haiku to lead the way. From time to time, we’ll also offer insights, advice and additional prompts to keep you on track.

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


Same series of stars;
static souvenirs, constant
presence. Shut your eyes.


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

Haiku A Day – Day 5

At Briefly Write our mission is to inspire you to write! If you’re in need of some structure for your poetry, our ‘Haiku A Day’ challenge is the perfect way to get creating.

The haiku’s tight form will make you pay close attention to word choice, and focus your attention on the strongest images. Writing a haiku every day will be a great exercise to spark your creativity or rekindle your poetic burnings — before long you will be hooked on this wonderful form!

Each day we’ll post a haiku to lead the way. From time to time, we’ll also offer insights, advice and additional prompts to keep you on track.

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


one foot then the next
hear lifeless bleats of jaded
sheep & block out grass


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

Haiku A Day – Day 4

At Briefly Write our mission is to inspire you to write! If you’re in need of some structure for your poetry, our ‘Haiku A Day’ challenge is the perfect way to get creating.

The haiku’s tight form will make you pay close attention to word choice, and focus your attention on the strongest images. Writing a haiku every day will be a great exercise to spark your creativity or rekindle your poetic burnings — before long you will be hooked on this wonderful form!

Each day we’ll post a haiku to lead the way. From time to time, we’ll also offer insights, advice and additional prompts to keep you on track.

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


flippant freeze falling
free to melt & chirp & lie
lost lands learn fatigue


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

Haiku A Day – Day 3

At Briefly Write our mission is to inspire you to write! If you’re in need of some structure for your poetry, our ‘Haiku A Day’ challenge is the perfect way to get creating.

The haiku’s tight form will make you pay close attention to word choice, and focus your attention on the strongest images. Writing a haiku every day will be a great exercise to spark your creativity or rekindle your poetic burnings — before long you will be hooked on this wonderful form!

Each day we’ll post a haiku to lead the way. From time to time, we’ll also offer insights, advice and additional prompts to keep you on track.

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


lonely chimes & chipped
silence drags distant as she
faints, hesitantly


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