Fun with Haiku – Days 4-5

This is third and final blog in the series on haiku. This round may be a bit more challenging, and more fun.

For our last two days, let’s add a little twist. Tanka are five-line poems written in 5-7-5-7-7 syllables. Throughout history, there have been different versions of sharing, or chaining, the poems. For example, one person might send the first three lines of 5-7-5 syllables to a friend who then provides the last two seven-syllable lines.

For today, you can take any three-line Senryu or Haiku already provided in the comments or one shared below and add the last two lines. Be sure to include all five lines in your comment.

Seeing the country

  From the backseat of a Ford

    Car-sick too often

Charlotte Phillips

 

The rope swing is there

   A bit more worn than is good.

      Do I dare? I must.

Charlotte Phillips

 

Keep straight down this block,

   Then turn right where you will find

      A peach tree blooming

By Richard Wright

 

Alternately, you can provide the first three lines for one of these:

Taking a very long nap

   is not done at work, I learn

 

Easy to hike down the hill

   Hard to return to the top

Have fun!

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “Fun with Haiku – Days 4-5

  1. Jennifer K

    Seeing the country
    From the backseat of a Ford
    Car-sick too often
    Reading while riding does that
    The alphabet game helps, though.

  2. Debra B

    Can I convince you?
    Alike to dancing petals,
    your grace fills my heart.
    And I, so still in this gale,
    hope for you to look inside.

  3. Rick McElvaney

    Seeing the country
    From the backseat of a Ford
    Car-sick too often
    Broke down on a dark dirt road
    Next time – a Honda Accord

    Rick McElvaney

  4. Alex

    Keep straight down this block,
    Then turn right where you will find
    A peach tree blooming
    And maybe, a girl inside
    With enough grace to save you

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