Strengthen Your Thinking - Haiku - Creative Writing

Step 1: Warm up

To begin with try this warm-up exercise which asks you to concentrate on your sense of smell. Our senses are the most direct experience we have of the physical world. When writing haiku it is very important to connect to the world through the senses – it is our senses that allow us to experience a “haiku moment” - a moment of complete awareness of the world.

  • Try writing a short piece about the following smells. It could be a memory you associate with each smell, or an image – anything that comes to mind

List of smells:


  • Lemon
  • Perfume
  • Tabacco
  • Lavender
  • Petrol
  • Ginger
  • Choose one of your own
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