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Fractured Haiku/Senryu

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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: Jun 12

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 419 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Jun 12.

Memorial Day 38 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad May 30.

Mothers 34 Replies

Started by Scott Williamson. Last reply by Angharad May 8.

Confusion 9 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Apr 20.

Children 66 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Daddieo Jan 16.

Holiday Wishes 76 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Dec 25, 2021.

Mindfulness 109 Replies

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

Thanks Giving 38 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by metub4 Nov 21, 2021.

Veterans Day 8 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Nov 11, 2021.

Halloween 36 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Oct 6, 2021.

Loss 25 Replies

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

July 4th 39 Replies

Started by metub4. Last reply by metub4 Jul 4, 2021.

Father's Day 36 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Jun 20, 2021.

St. Patrick's Day 29 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by metub4 Mar 28, 2021.

The New Year/Hogmanay 48 Replies

Started by Angharad. Last reply by Angharad Jan 14, 2021.

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.

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.

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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

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............

 

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