sunday haiku

Sinus storm here.

Neti pot in, flowing out.

And legs up the wall.


A haiku is an un-rhymed verse genre. In Japanese, haiku has five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the third – the two sevens at the end (they count sounds, not strictly syllables, however, and also write in a single vertical line, but we use three horizontal lines in English). In Japanese, the word “haiku” means “playful verse.” More important than form is that a haiku contain a “kigo” (season word) and employ the equivalent to a “kireji” (cutting word), which means that the poem should present two juxtaposed parts in three lines. In addition, haiku should use objective sensory images, and avoid subjective commentary. You also must use imagery to write the Haiku, in order for the reader to visualize what you are writing.

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