Goal of this set of exercises:
Your third poem will be the senryu (haiku's worldly twin) using the three-line form as for the haiku of Exercise 1 or Exercise 2.
To write it:
Alternatively, work in a group of two or three or six, where each poet contributes 3 or 2 or 1 stanza to the resulting linked poem.
Our next poem will use the haiku form but (Exercise 3: brief 3-line senryu) you'll write a poem that foregrounds 'human nature'.
|Jump-start your poetry with ideas from our writing exercises.|
|Other exercises: Index. "Alien". Haiku. Spell casting. Write a poem like Billy Collins.|
|Highlights of Poetry. Poetry index. Books on Writing Poetry.|
Books of Poetry Form.
Highlights of Poetry.
Index of poetry.
How to Write Your Poetry.
How to Listen to Poetry. Recommended books on Reading Poetry.
|Log of books read. New books on writing poetry.|
Poetry exercises with poetry forms:
Forms of skaldic verse.
Haibun. Haiku. Hay(na)ku. Rengay. Tanka.
Concrete. Ghazal. Lai. Pantoum. Rondeau. Rubáiyát. Sestina. Sonnet. Terza rima. Triolet. Tritina. Villanelle.
Billy Collins and exercise. Franz Wright. J. Zimmerman. J. Zimmerman (haiku). J. Zimmerman (tanka).
Jack Gilbert. Jorie Graham. Karen Braucher. Len Anderson.
Li-Young Lee. Linda Pastan. Nordic Skalds. Richard Hugo's Triggering Town. W.S. Merwin. Adam Zagajewski.
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