Monday 6 April 2015

How to Write Haiku

I was not aware

that Japanese poetry
was held in esteem.

Five syllables here.
Seven more syllables there.
Are you happy now?

Painting a picture,
A seasonal connection,
Various other things.

Moral reflection,
Metaphorical sense of
Image, stuff like that.

A twist or reverse
Of image between second
And third of your lines.

A sting in the tail –
The last word or image should
Come as a surprise.

More here, and links to the rest.

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