NaHaiWriMo . . .

It’s that time again–time to jump into the collective pool of poets joining the NaHaWriMo community on Facebook for a little February fun!!!  Although the phenomenon known as National Haiku Writing Month continues now throughout the year, it began as Michael Dylan Welch’s response to NaNovWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) a couple of years ago; he picked the shortest month–February–for one of the shortest poetry forms.  Each February, the page swells with even more haiku enthusiasts who want to be a part of the celebration.  Count me in!

This year I’ve decided to participate in both English and French.  (Yes! There’s now a NaHaiWriMo in French, hosted by Jessica Tremblay.)  My plan is to write a haiku to each prompt in English and then translate said haiku into French.  In addition to stretching myself for an extra challenge (and, hopefully, dusting off my dusty French), it will be interesting to see how the same haiku fares in two languages.  Here’s my first attempt, to the Feb. 1 prompt “pasta”:

second marriage–                    second mariage–
our pasta a little less                nos pâtes un peu moins
al dente                                      al dente

About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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8 Responses to NaHaiWriMo . . .

  1. So many talents! You go girl 🙂

  2. …husband says…”al dente forever”…..

  3. Adelaide says:

    Are the daily prompts available only on Facebook? I am not signed up and prefer not be be.


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