Gentle Souls – A Hay(na)ku




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.


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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