Tag Archives: Haiku

World of Poetry Haiku

Like the thud of a well earned door.. today is Na/GloPoWriMo Day 30 and like many good things, the month comes to its end.  Both in short order and short form (per the dictates of the challenge given). World of … Continue reading

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Parallel Parking Haibun

Poem A Day #5 has the Haibun as it’s form.  The word prompt is ‘parallel’.  That led to some creative thinking on my part.  What does one write about with parallel.. geography or basic driving…. “A Haibun = a prose … Continue reading

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Memory of Fireworks Haiku

I keep stumbling around trying to catch up with this whole Milkwood Poem of a Day event.  Mainly, it seems that when bits and pieces are done out of sequence, it confuses me to where to go from there.  With … Continue reading

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American Sentence Poetry Workshop

How to write an American Sentence Poem: • One sentence, 17 syllables, end of story. • Minimum words for maximum effect. • It makes for a rush of a poem, and if you’re trying your own hand at these and … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo 3: Comes In Threes

The Day Three challenge is to compose a poem based in some way on a list.  Someone suggested things that come in three.  Why not? Comes In Threes by Michael Romani Like three books in a triology I read as … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Seek Not Just For Tradition But For Truth

“Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought.” – Matsuo Basho, poet (1644-1694) An extremely interesting look at Basho’s last days that combines prose and Haiku is found here: http://simplyhaiku.com/SHv4n3/features/Nobuyuki.html       … Continue reading

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Every Day Is A Journey – The Haibun

It turns out, the early bird special for this month of poetry is a combination of both prose poem and haiku.  It is called the haibun.  As might be thought, it is a form developed in first in Japan.  This … Continue reading

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