Beyond the Haiku

Beyond the Haiku

Five, seven, five;

equalling twenty-one syllables, three lines – not necessarily a Haiku.

Then again, adding two further lines,

doesn’t automatically make it a Tanka.

What is it with these poetry forms?

The sonorous strictures of structure?

The winnowing, whistling whisper of onomatopoeia?

The chimes of rhymes internalised in line,

coupled as a couplet particularly fine?

Poetry?

What is this wine without sobriety?

Or the notoriety of infamy’s variety?

And so on…

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6 responses to “Beyond the Haiku

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    ERUDITE AND FUN! 🙂

  2. EXCELLENT WORK THIS! LOVE IT! 😀

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