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Haiku/Senryu

A place for those addicted to 5/7/5 or a more cynical, darkly funny version...Come get your fix.

Members: 75
Latest Activity: on Thursday

Format

The format is simple: three lines of verse with 5/7/5 syllables, respectively.
Haiku, traditionally, must include at least one image of nature, a seasonal reference, a "cutting word" that acts as a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation of two juxaposed images, and no punctuation or similes; senryu is generally about human foibles. There are more rules to be found in the links below, if you're a purist...but we break most of the rules here.

Each new discussion should act as a topic for haiku/senryu from the whole group. So, for example, the discussion "Joy" is a place to write about whatever lifts your spirits or puts a smile on your face. Sometimes, the author of a discussion may have particular criteria for what you are to write; for instance, he or she may ask that you use a specific word or words in your haiku/senryu. So be sure to read the author's instructions.

Everyone is free to post a new discussion...and please do. The more topics, the better.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senry%C5%AB

Discussion Forum

Grief 10 Replies

Started by d's girl. Last reply by Angharad on Thursday.

New Tunes 62 Replies

Started by Scott Williamson. Last reply by Angharad on Tuesday.

Old tunes 369 Replies

Started by metub4. Last reply by Angharad Feb 15.

Valentines 30 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by BellaG Feb 14.

Children 63 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Feb 11.

Gratitude 15 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Feb 9.

Lovers 358 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Feb 4.

MLK 5 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Feb 4.

Loneliness 14 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Feb 4.

Four legged "Besties" 13 Replies

Started by BellaG. Last reply by Angharad Feb 4.

Winter 78 Replies

Started by Quinn. Last reply by Angharad Jan 25.

Reminiscences 31 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Jan 10.

The New Year/Hogmanay 43 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Dec 31.

Holiday Wishes 55 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Dec 26, 2017.

Time 34 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Dec 18, 2017.

Teachers 12 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Dec 18, 2017.

Loss 18 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Dec 2, 2017.

Thanks Giving 30 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Nov 24, 2017.

Longing 64 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Nov 16, 2017.

Jealousy 14 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Nov 16, 2017.

Comment Wall

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Comment by metub4 on March 14, 2016 at 6:31am

Yes, today's Pi Day

That is 3.14.16  (3.1459 rounded)

numbers are fun too !

Comment by metub4 on January 18, 2016 at 6:46am

Martin Luther King

champion of civil rights

equal one and all

Comment by Doga Seven48 on January 17, 2015 at 8:37am

Thank you Angharad for the welcome.

Comment by Doga Seven48 on January 17, 2015 at 8:36am

Thank you, mutb4 for the welcome, 2 days ago, my wife & I came back home to Istanbul, after six weeks of long visit to India, such great country full of culture and history, diffrent places and colorful people with many many believes, such warm sunny there , wow Goa, and Cochin 30-35C.

Now it is cold and snowing, below zero celsius. 

Comment by Angharad on January 16, 2015 at 10:01pm

Welcome Doga Seven48!

Jump right in and have fun. There are a gazillion discussion topics as prompts (be sure to click "view all"), and if you don't see a discussion you like, start a new one!

exotic turkey...
I look forward to reading
istanbul haiku

Comment by Angharad on January 16, 2015 at 8:54pm

I agree, BellaG!

If you post in one of the discussions, your haiku won't eventually disappear from the front page, and we can write and comment directly to it. Be sure to click on "view all" because there are MANY more discussions than show on this page. And, if you don't see one you like, please start a new one. That would be exciting!

XOXOXOXOXOX

 

Comment by metub4 on January 16, 2015 at 7:22am

Greetings BellaG.  check out some of the discussions above............

Comment by metub4 on January 16, 2015 at 7:22am

grateful for new blood

our lifelines become stronger

more the merrier

Comment by BellaG on January 16, 2015 at 7:06am
Outdoors the weather
Is frightful. Dream of blue skies.
El Niño go away!
Comment by BellaG on January 16, 2015 at 7:04am
To be the eagle
That flies above the stormy
Selfish rants. Deep sigh.
 

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