Morning. I thought it was high time I put some of my poetry up here so today is the shortest form, working upwards (next week is fibonacci).
http://examples.yourdictionary.com/what-are-different-types-of-poems.html is a great list of poetry forms and says of Haiku…
Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry which is composed of three non-rhyming lines. The first and third lines have five syllables each and the second line has seven syllables. They often express feelings and thoughts about nature; however, you could write a poem about any subject that you would like to in this form. Perhaps the most famous Haiku is Basho’s Old Pond: Furuike ya kawazu tobikomu mizu no oto Translated, this poem reads: The old pond– a frog jumps in, sound of water.
Below are some of mine. If you’d like to share yours, please add in the comments box. Thank you!
Writing a Haiku
Put pen to paper
A twelve-syllable poem
This ain’t so simple
Grand Parc d’Enghien
Down by the river
The old man removes his clothes
And steps on the ice
If you’d like to share yours, please add in the comments box. Thank you!
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