Creative Writing Japan

On Poetry Month – Poem 2.

For this weeks poem I decided to try something else that would challenge me, a haiku. Not a normal 5-7-5 English haiku though, one in Japanese. I figured that because I am studying the language it would be good practice to try to think in Japanese. It took me a while, but it was pretty engrossing and fun. The process really gave me a whole different way to look at Japanese. Anyway, enough with my rambling. I am displaying it written in Kanji, Romaji (forming of Japanese with Roman characters), and the translation. Also, just for more English practice, I made the translation fit the 5-7-5 rules.


Onpuu ha
machi ni sasayaku
fuyu ga deru

The warming spring breeze
Whispers into the city
Winter takes its leave

Creative Writing

On Poetry Month – Poem 1.

This month is Poetry Month! In honor of this I decided to write a poem a week for the duration of the month. Four poems total. I though since I really haven’t written much poetry it would allow me to hone those skills and to do something I have never done before. This weeks poem is in the style of blank verse. Made famous by the poet and playwright William Shakespeare. It is written in iambic pentameter and is my first time writing like this. It may not be perfect, but I tried to adhere strictly to the meter.


Staring up in the night sky, lights sparkle.

Remembering the events transpired.

She had obeyed the most base of urges.

She wished to reverse worlds; to undo deeds.

Her loves gaze: longing, calm, true, forever gone.

Tears falling upon the grass, a memory.