Within you
Be a light

Speak your truth
Constant Awareness


This is my first attempt in writing in Hay(na)ku form.

“Hay(na)ku is a 3-line poem with one word in the first line, two words in the second, and three in the third.

Hay(na)ku is considered a modern poetry genre, first presented in June 2003.  According to J Zimmerman, in a traditional Hay(na)ku, there are:

A tercet: 3 lines.
A total of 6 words: 1 in the first line, 2 in the second line, and 3 in the third line.
There is no restriction on syllables or stressed or rhymes.


In the ‘reverse’ haynaku, the longest line is placed first and the shortest last. The total is still 6 words: 3 in the first line, 2 in the second line, and 1 in the third line.
Multiple hay(na)ku can be chained to form a longer poem.”



© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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13 Responses to Consciousness

  1. Jingle says:

    well put..



  2. tigerbrite says:

    Well done! Pretty difficult I should think.


  3. ladynimue says:

    ha ! this was nice !!!
    I liked these 🙂
    And i adore this form too !!


  4. Wow, this is interesting.. Thanks for sharing this new poetry form.. It looks simple and definitely suitable for me to use in my poetweet (tweeting in poetry form) besides the usual Haiku and rhyming forms.. Thanks my friend.. I really love this.. *HUUUUGG*


  5. honeyhaiku says:

    Love it, Becca. Nice one!


  6. souldipper says:

    New form
    Oh what fun.

    What if I
    Don’t know


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