Write a haibun about what/who inspired you to write poetry.
I started writing ‘poetry’ when I was in my teenage years. I found it a means to express my feelings mainly about girls I thought I should know and fall in love with. This would have been around 1970 when I was in school. Then when I taught myself to play guitar, I found my poems with added music made them live a little more.
Later I wrote a few musicals, again poetry with an added riff or two.
When I started high school we had an English text, and the title was from this haiku:
try fording this rivulet
sandals in one hand
That was my introduction to Haiku.
Today I use it still as a way to express thoughts and ideas. Though I tend to find I’m more story based than esoteric.
Teacher as aware as me
Words and syllables