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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: 77
Latest Activity: on Sunday

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

Holiday Wishes 57 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad on Sunday.

Mindfulness 63 Replies

Started by PartTimeBrewer. Last reply by PartTimeBrewer Nov 30.

Thanks Giving 34 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Aggie Nov 22.

Compatriots 23 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Nov 6.

Gratitude 17 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by BellaG Nov 2.

Loneliness 19 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Oct 30.

Halloween 30 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Oct 28.

Frustration 27 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by PartTimeBrewer Oct 27.

Lovers 371 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Oct 20.

Grief 15 Replies

Started by d's girl. Last reply by Angharad Oct 15.

Reminiscences 33 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Oct 1.

Time 42 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by PartTimeBrewer Sep 19.

Labor Day 20 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Sep 3.

Summer 42 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Aug 30.

Teachers 15 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Aug 26.

Honestly Haiku 55 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Aug 25.

Simple Pleasures 18 Replies

Started by d's girl. Last reply by Angharad Aug 21.

Hope 34 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Aug 7.

July 4th 33 Replies

Started by metub4. Last reply by metub4 Jul 16.

REMEMBER WHEN ........... 30 Replies

Started by metub4. Last reply by Angharad Jun 22.

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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.  

Comment by PartTimeBrewer on August 18, 2018 at 12:28pm

I just haven't taken the time yet to go thru all the discussions

I really find it odd and ironic that I am writing in the genre of poetry. Reading poetry usually leaves me frustrated and feeling "why don't they just come out and say what they mean" Any effort to write it comes out like a science treatise set to rhyme and metre. And I'm cranky that the form prevents me from saying what I mean in a direct fashion. I really think it's a sign of mild Asbergers.

However Haikus may be different. The form seems to force a simple directness with a sensory experience. Just what I am trying to achieve with mindfulness.

Comment by Angharad on August 18, 2018 at 10:25am

Ah, PTB! I didn't see you here. 

Thank you for your evocative haiku!

It's too good to be overlooked. Next time you post (and PLEASE post more), would you click on "view all" and find (or create) a discussion that fits and post it there? (Like, the discussion "Summer" would have been good for this one.) Haiku posted on the comment wall are easy to overlook and eventually scroll away to oblivion. 

Comment by PartTimeBrewer on August 18, 2018 at 5:44am

Dawn creeping thru oaks

Cardinals courting their mates

Oh look a squirrel

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

 

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