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homework, in five or seven syllables

Lesson 9 – Poetic Form

I had to choose between writing a traditional English sonnet, or three haiku poems. For me, this was like choosing between having one of my legs cut off, or getting a strawberry ice cream cone; Easy -peasy.

I love haiku in the same way I love Twitter- it causes you to be brief and succinct. There is a challenge to contain your words and force them into saying something BIG in a short way, or something LONG in a brief way, or something POWERFUL in a subtle way. I also appreciate that they are measured by syllables, meter and ideas rather than rhyme. I hate rhyming, not sure why, but there it is. I had a lot of fun coming up with these and have been counting my syllables all day…..


So unprepared for
How loving you was going
To make me lovely



Beautiful Spring Sun,
Like sweet kisses on my skin,
Reminds me of you.



I plan on wearing
Gaudy Costume Jewelry
To your funeral.



It is beautiful,
Is is not? Every time she
Lights up when he smiles?



Bullfrog songs at night,
Ever loud and lovely, yet
Chasing sleep away.



Keep making faces
Like that and the world just might
Let you be alone!



Why do we worry
When the sun still faces us
With a free, brave smile?

And There You Have It;
Homework Haiku Poetry.
The End.

		
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