I CAN HAIKU AND SO CAN YOU
"Haiku is not a shriek, a howl, a sigh, or a yawn; rather, it is the deep breath of life." Santoka Taneda
Poetry comes in many different forms: sonnets, limericks, ballads, odes, elegies, epics, free verse and many more. Many have rules. A sonnet has fourteen lines. A limerick is a five-line poem in a single stanza with an AABBA rhyme scheme that tells a short story. An epic is a narrative poem that tells a tale of great adventure or battle involving people of stature, like kings.
The form of poetry this article is about is the haiku. It has rules too. A haiku is three lines. The first line has five syllables. The second line has seven syllables. The third line has five syllables. The theme of a haiku typically involves nature and how it changes throughout the year.
Today’s poem is about that.
Snow eroding rust and gold
Palettes of the sky
Spiral as the seasons change
Nightfall colors days.