Driftwood





Driftwood
Water gypsy
Adventures to share
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This is my 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.

Variations:

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.”

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Image

© 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 Driftwood

  1. Bodhirose says:

    It’s a real challenge to make few words capture an idea or feeling–you succeeded beautifully, Becca! xoxo

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  2. trisha says:

    thanks for teaching the style becca. i will sure be trying it. may be i will add this style in my haiku blog 🙂 that will add a little versatility.

    loved your creation- just adored it.

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  3. Renee says:

    I like it, Becca. I have not yet tried to do many precise types of poetry as my heart really likes my prose but I commend you and believe you have captured it here.

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    • Becca Givens says:

      I honor you and your creative talent to capture the essense and movement in prose – not my forte! This is a regime of self-discipline for me!!

      Thank you for your kind words and support!!

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  4. Did you do the picture too?

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    • Becca Givens says:

      Judy, I cannot take credit … I found it googling. I have some great driftwood photos from years ago – but I cannot remember where I placed them! It was easier to google! 😀

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  5. I like everything about this…how clever to think driftwood as a water gypsy. It’s beautiful…

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  6. Becca,
    Too Good
    To be True
    That’s you
    Becca
    Artist Poet
    She’s a Given
    creative spirit
    Inspiring

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