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There's always time for haiku

Right?

I mean, haiku are pretty short.

The conventional English version involves three lines with syllable counts of 5-7-5.

Sometimes, that is the only requirement anyone focuses on.

I thought I'd spend the first full week of National Poetry Month talking about what haiku (and senryu) are, and what the should involve, which . . . turns out to be something a bit different, and a lot more than mere syllable count.

So, if you're so inclined, come on back tomorrow (and for the rest of the week) to learn more about this form.

Here is what it is (and is not):
just five syllables
then a line with seven more
Next? Enlightenment




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soulfully
Apr. 4th, 2016 03:55 pm (UTC)
Happy "late" Birthday Kelly! I hope it was a nice one!
kellyrfineman
Apr. 4th, 2016 09:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Mary Lee Hahn
Apr. 14th, 2016 11:25 am (UTC)
I just read backward from the 13th. Thank you for the education/reminders. I was reading Reichold's Writing and Enjoying Haiku, but I got sidetracked. This is just as good -- and in bite-sized snippets that build from haiku on to other related forms. I think I'll enjoy Reichold more when I get back to her someday. Now that I'm caught up, I'll enjoy popping in more regularly!
kellyrfineman
Apr. 14th, 2016 02:03 pm (UTC)
I am so glad you are enjoying the posts!! Thanks, Mary Lee!
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