16 Mar



skinny long distance poem
will not get away
training for a marathon



Ah this was fun, though I don’t have the first idea how to write a Haiku! Seven syllables, five syllables, seven syllables…I’m told.

One that got away…whoever said Haiku’s were easy lied!



Hard turning thumb screws
Extorting  a confession
from a dead poet


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Posted by on March 16, 2011 in postaday2011


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6 responses to “HAIKU!

  1. Tilly Bud

    March 16, 2011 at 11:38

    The first one is a reverse senryu, to be technical: 7-5-7 and not about nature. A haiku is 5-7-5 and about nature, and must have a turn in its strictest form. We Westerners tend to lump them all under the haiku banner.

    I love haikus and senryus and I mess about with the form all the time. My biggest sin is giving them titles. I don’t care 🙂

    • kolembo

      March 16, 2011 at 11:52

      You learn something new everyday eh! Haiku, Senryu, Tanka, Villanelle…the list goes on, all of which are a loooong way away from where I embark!

  2. Jackie Paulson 1966

    March 17, 2011 at 20:48

    I really loved this one post from you and reading all the others posts.

  3. R. NoBle

    March 18, 2011 at 08:04

    You know the saying right? “To take a risk is true tenacious courage”

  4. The Hook

    March 30, 2011 at 20:19

    Good job! I just can’t get the hang of any form of poetry.

  5. JulesPaige

    February 7, 2012 at 15:35

    OK so the first few posts weren’t short…but funny anyway. By the way though I like counting in haiku – it is not the end all. Most American haiku doesn’t follow that pattern anymore. Go figure you learn something you like in school, and actually remember it and then they change the rules… Keep writing! ~Jules
    And oh, those muses sometimes you just gotta write in spite of them!


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