Gentle Souls – A Hay(na)ku

 

Butterflies

 

Gentle Souls

 

In endless flight

 
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 This is in Hay(na)ku form.

“Hay(na)ku is a 3-line poem with one word in the first line, two words in the second, and three in the third.

Hay(na)ku is considered a modern poetry genre, first presented in June 2003. According to J Zimmerman, in a traditional Hay(na)ku, there are:

A tercet: 3 lines.
A total of 6 words: 1 in the first line, 2 in the second line, and 3 in the third line.
There is no restriction on syllables or stressed or rhymes.

Variations:

In the ‘reverse’ haynaku, the longest line is placed first and the shortest last. The total is still 6 words: 3 in the first line, 2 in the second line, and 1 in the third line.
Multiple hay(na)ku can be chained to form a longer poem.”

5 thoughts on “Gentle Souls – A Hay(na)ku

  1. Its amazing how some people are able to express themselves in few words…i am yet to reach those heights…
    this is the first time i am reading a Hay(na)ku..beautiful..gotta try

    1. Thank you so much for the compliment! It is the first one that I have done too and I’m so happy that you liked it. Try it, I think it’s much easier than Haiku is 🙂 Blessings, Terri

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