It's always good to try something new... sometimes just for the experience, to find out if you would be good at it or for constructive feedback.
I like to dabble into new things especially when it concerns writing. I did that a few years ago with performance-type poetry and although I haven't mastered the craft I and others (my fans, colleagues, friends, readers) have noticed a vast improvement in my work.
Every year, the Nature Island Literary Festival holds a number of competitions during the weekend activity and every year I let it slip by without participating. I wanted this year to be different so I attempted a haiku, which is a type of Japanese poetry. I had been exposed to it during my time in Japan a few years ago. I can't recall the actual year though.... which may be a sign that i'm getting old but let's get back to the point at hand now.
This is my attempt at a haiku:
Perched in the tree top
sweet songs of nature's hymn book
Song birds, sweetly sing!
Comments and criticisms are welcomed but be nice, remember this is my first attempt and I do not want it to be my last... lol.