Is this how you write a haiku?

25Jan11

Why such tight constraints?

Just seventeen syllables

Can’t possibly work.

 

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Haikus, in my opinion, are one of the best ways to write a poem. It’s short, it’s simple, it’s pure genius! The best part is having to express your poetic thoughts in only seventeen syllables and the intense brainstorming that follows as a result. When I first learned to write poems, I used to question the seventeen-syllable-rule; I didn’t like being restrained in this way — I found it stingy and difficult. Rules are meant to broken, yes, but sometimes rules like these make poetry such a joy to write and read.

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9 Responses to “Is this how you write a haiku?”

  1. haha! so funny you! nevertheless 10 syllables and you got your message thru! here’s mine for this potluck.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/here-for-you/

    • 2 Linn

      Haha 😛 I enjoy playing with the idea of haikus in the form of haikus! Thanks for the link, I’ll be stopping by.

  2. but sometimes rules like these make poetry such a joy to write and read…

    …true indeed…it seems saying more with less is a challenge that definitely makes poetry all the more interesting.

  3. you did well…
    keep it up…

    welcome join us tonight at Jingle Poetry Potluck, have fun!
    Thanks for the inspirations and dedications..link in your entries now..

    Happy Writing!

    😉

  4. Haiku is 17 syllabus,

    5
    7
    5,

    you are close.
    I am learning how to write Haiku myself, just learned morning, for exmaple, has 2 syllabus, more-ning..

    keep trying.
    love your efforts and supportive spirits.
    cheers.

    • 7 Linn

      Haha, yes, my poem DOES have seventeen syllables! 😀
      Thanks for reading, Jingle!

  5. Clapping hands. Clever lady. Cute –


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