Water gypsy
Adventures to share

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.


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.”



© 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


  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.


  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.


    • 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!!


  4. Did you do the picture too?


    • 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! 😀


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


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


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