DD and I were recently trying to write a Haiku poem. Do you remember doing them at school? It's a Japanese idea of writing two complimentary or contrasting ideas or comparisons, in a short verse of 17 syllables.
The sun moves Westward
amongst streaky clouds
capturing my daughters youth
Regal canine reclines
dappled in love
yet disdaining life at large
I wrote those two, and it actually took me a while to express what I wanted in the required number of syllables. Even then, I'm not entirely happy with the 'two juxtaposed ideas' in either of them.
It's actually a real discipline. Try it :)
DD and I are writing a series of them for MIL for Mothers Day and another for DH for Fathers Day. We'll use one of the online book composition printing companies to turn them into a book with appropriate photos.
Now, if only someone would think to do this for me...lol!