#poetry Haiku #4 Dawn

” Your rays crawl in, shy

Beneath blankets of grey clouds

Giggling, bringing us hope “


Do notice that I try to write Haiku in the traditional Japanese way, so the structure of the 3 lines are 5-7-5 syllables. I will soon experiment with variations to express better. And this is a 5-7-6 syllable one.

Let me know what you think.


4 thoughts on “#poetry Haiku #4 Dawn

  1. Is a haiku strictly implicated by the number of syllables it uses per phrase, can a haiku just not be a 3 stanza poem ? Like limericks are 5 stanza poems with rhyming pattern of AABBA . They don’t have any such specifications over the usage of x number of syllables. But anyways I really liked this piece. Keep writing

    1. Umm, when I read about them, it said they do have a specific number of syllables in each line. The numbers 5 and 7 are very popular in Japanese literature and hence a traditional Haiku follows a 5-7-5 pattern. I also read it combines 2 ideas regarding the topic or image it is about. And all this was consistent over a lot of stuff I read online. However, over the years the pattern of Haiku has been flexed, and modern or English Haiku uses the 3 line structure, just short-long-short, with no fixed syllables. And thanks πŸ™‚

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