Not for stoning

Stones should have pur-pose

Wea-pons for fight-ing ev-il

Not ston-ing sin-ners

A haiku is a Japanese form of poetry often written about nature. Modern haiku can be about pretty much anything. It is a simple, to the point type of poem that is intended to catch the reader's attention, and give them something to ponder. The most common structure is 3 lines with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, and 5 syllables in the last line. You can also add more than one stanza to make it a longer poem.

I love using haiku as way of making a simple point about what God is teaching me. It helps me to summarize what I am learning, and helps me to put it into practice.

Try writing one of your own! Feel free to email me what you come up with jlmccarthy4181@gmail.com. I'd love to read them!

By

JL McCarthy

June 17, 2020