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Post-weekend Poetry: Anything you can do, Haiku do too!

25 Jan

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!

red pen 760505 smallWriting a Haiku

Put pen to paper

A twelve-syllable poem

This ain’t so simple

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Grand_Parc_d'Enghien 851655Grand Parc d’Enghien

Down by the river

The old man removes his clothes

And steps on the ice

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If you’d like to share yours, please add in the comments box. Thank you!

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11 Comments

Posted by on January 25, 2016 in poetry, writing

 

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11 responses to “Post-weekend Poetry: Anything you can do, Haiku do too!

  1. juliathorley

    January 25, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    A couple of years ago, there was a competition to have a haiku included on a NASA mission to Mars. This was my contribution (not as good as yours, of course!):

    Follow the water
    Reach through the darkness of space
    Exploding with life

     
    • morgenbailey

      January 27, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Thank you, Julia. It was great… just as good for sure.🙂

       
  2. morgenbailey

    February 2, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Reblogged this on Morgen's Online Poetry Writing Group and commented:

    The first in a short series of short-form poetry…

     
  3. thesuccessfulmistress

    February 3, 2016 at 2:05 am

    skateboards, and their boys
    flip and sputter out cursewords
    they love the rough sounds

     
    • morgenbailey

      February 3, 2016 at 8:10 am

      So true. My partner’s son is a 20-year-old skateboarder. Thank you, thesuccessfulmistress.

       
  4. Elaine Hightower

    February 3, 2016 at 2:08 am

    when I first awoke
    resisting, I turned over
    to my fitful dreams

     
  5. Elaine Hightower

    February 3, 2016 at 2:09 am

    it starts in my throat-
    my chest rises, so slightly.
    fingers twirl loose strands

     
    • morgenbailey

      February 3, 2016 at 8:11 am

      I love this. Very atmospheric. Thank you for both of these, Elaine.

       
  6. Tim French

    February 14, 2016 at 7:27 am

    A few pieces for Valentine’s!

    She crosses the road –
    With small velvet box in hand
    He sits down, trembling

    Whipping off her shades
    She truly hopes that today
    She will catch his eye

    You will be waiting –
    Nervously eyeing your watch –
    But aisle be on time

    We talk with our eyes
    It is a silent language
    Known only to ourselves

    Fiddling with her hair?
    So she must fancy me then
    Internet says so!

    Tim French.

     
  7. morgenbailey

    February 15, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Delightful. Thank you, Tim.

     

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