Monday, 18 September 2017

Haiku

Traditionally Haiku have three lines with the first being 5 syllables, the second 7 and the last 5 again. Some of us did try this but the primary goal was to focus on capturing a moment in time using the least amount of words and simple, direct language. So if you're a stickler for rules these break a few. Still we are in good company as the NZ Poetry Society are on our side!




Coffee in one hand
Hand in hand together
Snuggling by the fire




Cold and raining
Attaching working limbs
Slow climb up the hill



- Katie-Rose McRobbie





The ghost of a tree
                  Stacked
At my back door




Cobwebs dangle
In the glasshouse
Over winter




He reads
As he walks
Into a bus



- Paul Smith

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