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Friday, 17 December 2010

So you wish you could Haiku?

So many people tell me they can't Haiku
and so many of them say they wish that they could.

Watch this great video clip. It helps understand the rhythm of poetry:
(click on rectangle to view clip)

To write Haikus there are just a few rules:

  1. The lines should not rhyme
  2. The first line has 5 syllables (e.g. Put on the ket tle)
  3. The second line has 7 syllables (e.g. Pol ly make a cup pa now)
  4. The last line has 5 syallables (e.g. Take it off a gain)
  5. Traditional haikus involve the seasons and nature.
  6. The second line usually brings the first and third into juxtaposition with one another, carrying two ideas for the same theme, the twist in the tale if you will.
  7. I prefer each line to stand alone as a sentence without enjambment.


Are you up for the challenge?
Or are you all shovelling snow, wrapping pressies and pouring more brandy over your Christmas cakes ? 
If not you could always write three lines about Christmas that have the 5,7,5 syllable structure and see how much fun haiku-ing can be.

This Wednesday you can link your Christmas haikus  to http://youknowthatblog.com/ who are also doing a Noel blog hop.
We'll do an impromtu haiku blog hop until Sunday 10pm UK time.
Don't forget to post up your entries by then.


1.Old Kitty 4.Roland D. Yeomans 7.i Zombie
2.Dominic 5.Ellie Garratt
3.Words Crafter/ Becky 6.http://greyscaleterritory.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-colours.html