Your first three haiku:
Comparison of haiku and senryu:
|Core attributes:||Season word (kigo).||Three phrases.||Juxtaposed images.|
|Required||Classical Japanese: 1 vertical line of 5-7-5 morae.
Modern Western: short-long-short; maybe 2-3-2 stresses; many variations.
|Optional||Same as above.
Western senryu are of variable but basically "breath-like" length.
Haiku originated as solo verses that could be used in linked verse. Accordingly it is necessary to include information about linked verse in considering the development of haiku:
|Jump-start your poetry with ideas from our writing exercises.|
|Other exercises: Index. "Alien". Haiku. Spell casting. Write a poem like Billy Collins.|
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.|
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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