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Fractured Haiku/Senryu

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

Members: 76
Latest Activity: Feb 8

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

Valentines 31 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Feb 8.

Lovers 426 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Jan 16.

The New Year/Hogmanay 50 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Jan 14.

Holiday Wishes 82 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by metub4 Dec 31, 2023.

Winter 81 Replies

Started by Quinn. Last reply by Angharad Dec 22, 2023.

Confusion 11 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Dec 22, 2023.

Thanks Giving 41 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Nov 23, 2023.

Autumn 12 Replies

Started by Quinn. Last reply by Angharad Oct 31, 2023.

Halloween 41 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Oct 31, 2023.

July 4th 40 Replies

Started by metub4. Last reply by Angharad Jul 4, 2023.

Father's Day 37 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Jun 18, 2023.

Memorial Day 39 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad May 29, 2023.

Spring 68 Replies

Started by d's girl. Last reply by Angharad May 15, 2023.

Mothers 36 Replies

Started by Scott Williamson. Last reply by Angharad May 14, 2023.

May Day/Beltain 4 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad May 2, 2023.

Veterans Day 9 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Nov 11, 2022.

Children 67 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Oct 25, 2022.

Labor Day 21 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Sep 3, 2022.

Mindfulness 109 Replies

Started by PartTimeBrewer. Last reply by Angharad Dec 6, 2021.

Loss 25 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by BellaG Jul 15, 2021.

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Comment by metub4 on December 27, 2021 at 7:53am

I am the Walrus -

I am he as you are he 

we're all together

Comment by PartTimeBrewer on December 27, 2021 at 6:21am

Core diversity:

Finding the sameness within

The differences.

Comment by PartTimeBrewer on March 28, 2021 at 5:27am

You are Not too much.

You're entitled to your space.

Canal is corrupt.

Comment by Daddieo on March 27, 2021 at 5:45pm

Here is today's news

In the form of a haiku

The ship is still stuck

Comment by PartTimeBrewer on October 3, 2019 at 6:27am

"A haiku is the expression of a temporary enlightenment in which we see into the life of things."  ~  R. H. Blyth

Comment by Angharad on October 30, 2018 at 4:28pm

That's wonderful and evocative, Steven--glad to see you back! As we get older, those lost in the "Land of Memory" become more numerous, don't they? 

the sun at your back
your silhouette beckons me
i can't see your face

Comment by Steven Willy Rachlin on October 30, 2018 at 12:19pm

MIND GIRL - Haiku



I knew a young girl
In the Land of Memory.
Lost in precious time,

             ~
And the swirls of mist.
Mountains of Experience,
Ranges have been built.

            ~
I sleep in valleys.
I exult with the sunrise
From the tops of Peaks.

            ~
High above the Land,
Stretched out behind me, so far,
Love fades into Time.

            ~
The young girl stands there,
Not quite obscured by the fog.
Forever Lovely.
Comment by Angharad on August 20, 2018 at 2:05am

Welcome, Lip Service!

fresh blood to savor
dip your pen in and feed us--
LS runs screaming

HAHAHA! Couldn't help myself. Halloween is coming...

Comment by metub4 on August 18, 2018 at 7:38pm

greetings PTB

great to have you with us here

enjoy and write on

Comment by Angharad on August 18, 2018 at 4:52pm

I TOTALLY agree, PTB!  That's exactly why we broke all the rules here, except the most basic (Western) requirement of 5/7/5. It's also why I created what I call the "serial" haiku, which is a series of related haiku which allow you to tell a fuller story.

Haiku does force you to distill a thought/feeling. It's direct, quick, spontaneous, and allows one to "get it out" without belaboring the product. It really made writing poetry accessible to a lot of folks here who otherwise wouldn't have been interested--or so many said.

Although I and Metub4 have essentially been alone here since the exodus away from TBD, if you look at the first pages of any discussion, you'll see work from many members. It was really fun and lively.

And, sorry, but I've been using the haiku group in these "empty" years as a way to work out a huge loss in my life--so, if you read any of my more recent haiku, you'll see mostly depressing themes from me. Before then, I wrote a lot of odes to my love, who was really the focus of any social media page I had anyway.  

Anyway, please write on, and use this place to express anything you wish.  

 

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