#haiku_1

December 30, 2016 11:56am CST
The moon is my muse The winter my spirit. P.S my haiku does not follow the traditional norms. Photo credit- internet.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 16
Then it isn't a haiku. A haiku has lines of 5,7,5 syllables - three separate lines.
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31 Dec 16
@jaboUK I get that Jabo! See I wrote that it doesn't follow the traditional haiku rules? It's more of a two liner, yes, but I have come across many social pages who write haiku without bothering about the syllables. Maybe it's not justified okay. But they do. So, I just tried my hand in it. But perhaps I should stop calling them haiku and just name them two-liners eh?
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 16
@The_Bong_Woman I think that would be best. Calling yours a haiku is like saying that an apple is a pear It's the same as some people calling 4-liners 'limericks', which they clearly are not. Anyway, I was distracted from saying that your 2-liner is very good.
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1 Jan 17
@jaboUK thank you.
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• Preston, England
30 Dec 16
As long as it is a good poem as yours is, it doesn't matter that it doesn't follow the rules
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31 Dec 16
@arthurchappell thank you so much! Most of the time I write long poems which are in a blank verse form. So, I guess I just applied verse libre in haiku!
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• Preston, England
31 Dec 16
@The_Bong_Woman it is basically about saying as much as possible in few words
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1 Jan 17
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30 Dec 16
What it means "haiku"?
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30 Dec 16
@TheInvisibleMan haiku is a traditional form of poetry that originated in Japan where there are basically two lines (as far as I know): the first line is made up of five syllables and the second one is made up of seven syllables.
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30 Dec 16
@The_Bong_Woman Interesting. Thanks.
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30 Dec 16
@TheInvisibleMan sure anytime!
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@LaJenna (147)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Morning! The 2 lines you have written make me know you would write even better ones using the 5-7-5 syllable method. Try it!
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3 Jan 17
Yeah... I guess so. I will give it a try though.
@avi256 (4386)
• Pune, India
2 Jan 17
The poem is nice, kind of short and sweet. Also, I came to know what haiku is, as never heard that term before.