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to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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22 April 2009

Haiku (April Challenge 21)

Prompt: 1. A haiku. 2. A poem about haiku.

1. A “free” haiku

White noise
and outside the sea

2. A poem in tanka form, with senryu feel, about haiku

Haiku on Friday (MySpace)

I started the group
so I’d learn to write haiku
from skilled friends who joined.
They are skilled, I’m still learning –
but I’m seen as an expert!

1 comment:

  1. lol, #2, yeah, that happens. Step forward to help a group and suddenly your president, resident expert. it can happen at head-spinning speed.

    I'm getting behind in these prompts.

    a haiku should be doable. and good slow-down practice. I have an hour. let's see...