Haiku For You
December 5, 2017 11:00am CST
I'm sure many more members would try to compose poems if they only knew how to find fitting end rhymes. Of course, rhymes aren't all you need. A stress pattern must also be found. All this hassle can be avoided if you decide to compose Haikus. Haikus are more than 300 years old. They were first written in Japan. They follow a rigid, but simple pattern: A Haiku poem consists of only three lines. Line 1 has five syllables. Line 2 has seven syllables. Line 3 has five syllables. It doesn't matter at all what the poem is about as long as you follow the 5-7-5 pattern. --- MyLot - a good site Pays members regularly. Many people flock here. I write this and that, Topics that interest me. Hopefully, you, too. Breakfast and weather - Utterly boring subjects At least for MALU. I never read posts On gadgets like mobile phones, Don't interest me. A few members here Love throwing dirt at others, This is called abuse. We are virtual. Some die a virtual death, Though not a real one. Many peeps rate much, Do they read before rating? I do have my doubts. The motive they have Is simply the following: They want 'tit-for-tat'. --- Composing haikus, Bah, that is easily done, Do try it yourself. Won't bore you longer, Must write another brill post. Want to earn money. Hope you enjoyed this. Don't forget: Like and comment To make me happy ! --- Photo: pixabay
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@topffer A haiku should deal with profound topics like philosophical insights or pure sentiments. MyLot is certainly not a worthy subject for such a noble form. A haiku is not meant to be light and funny. --- Who is/was Jourdain? I know nothing about French literature. I learnt English and Latin at school and later studied English and Russian. I taught English, Russian and Italian at secondary grammar schools. Enough languages I think, but French was not among them.
• United States
Brilliant and fun, M-L! Haiku has always been one of my favorite forms. When I write Haiku, it's usually it is much more for Spiritual understanding or topics. I enjoy writing Haiku and acrostics, because they are so focused. I have to admit, however, that I also enjoy limericks. That is usually when I am most light-hearted. Once again, you have raised a brilliant discussion, and brought a smile to my face for the lighthearted moments! You show such int'rest By making us think deeply-- Brain pow-er awaits. Saying what is meant In a short...few syllables Needed for the truth.
• United States
@MALUSE you are definitely one of my favorites. You are also inspiring me to write something else, because you make me think about some things. It will be a while before it gets posted, because I just don't have the time to work on it right now. I seem to lose time with holidays!
• Midland, Michigan
I agree about the likers and don't understand them either. I thought about responding in kind, but that would take a bit and I should be heading off to work right now, so maybe I'll return with one or more later. Don't know that I've ever attempted them before. As for finding ending rhymes, I have a dictionary that has them in the back and I've come to use rhymezone online for finding them in recent years. I won't say that I've done well on meter and such, but I still make the attempt periodically.