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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:  European Artist T White

© 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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7 Responses to Character

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  2. Renee Espriu says:

    Love this and the image here.


  3. terri0729 says:

    Cool!! I loved it and I might be able to master this one, thanks for the inspiration! Blessings and love, Terri


  4. neha says:

    beautiful verbal structure becca:)


  5. Love the structure and your words…it is a form I’m I am unfamiliar with, but I think I will try it.


  6. Joni says:

    I think I knew this at one time, but I’m glad for the reminder about the structure for this type of poetry…thanks!


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