Summer Coolant



Summer coolant
Treats on sticks


This is 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.”


Image Credit

© 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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6 Responses to Summer Coolant

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  3. dani says:

    perfect for the beginning of summer {June 22nd, i believe.} i also had never heard of Hay(na)ku ~ this is not the first time i’ve learned a new-to-me poetry form from you. thank you, Becca! ♥


  4. So summery sweet Becca
    Thank you for the haynaku intro, that was new for me 🙂
    Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend


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