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 I'd love to read them!


JL McCarthy

June 17, 2020