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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: Jul 18

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

Lovers 401 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Jul 18.

Loss 25 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by BellaG Jul 15.

July 4th 39 Replies

Started by metub4. Last reply by metub4 Jul 4.

Father's Day 36 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Jun 20.

Memorial Day 37 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad May 28.

Mothers 32 Replies

Started by Scott Williamson. Last reply by Angharad May 9.

St. Patrick's Day 29 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by metub4 Mar 28.

The New Year/Hogmanay 48 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Jan 14.

Mindfulness 107 Replies

Started by PartTimeBrewer. Last reply by Angharad Jan 14.

Holiday Wishes 72 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Jan 14.

Thanks Giving 37 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by metub4 Nov 28, 2020.

Halloween 35 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by metub4 Oct 30, 2020.

Apologies 27 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by metub4 Oct 19, 2020.

Change 23 Replies

Started by Chez moi. Last reply by metub4 Jul 12, 2020.

Summer 45 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Jun 1, 2020.

Confusion 7 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad May 21, 2020.

Hard Times 27 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Apr 18, 2020.

Easter/Passover/Ostara 45 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Apr 12, 2020.

MLK 7 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by metub4 Jan 22, 2020.

Veterans Day 7 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Nov 11, 2019.

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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.  

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. 

 

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