Frank Tassone Haikai Challenge #16 Freedom – Haibun

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Frank Tassone Haika Challenge #16 Freedom – Haibun

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Frank say’s write the haika poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, renga/renku, haiga, etc.) in which you name or reference freedom

Beauty of Freedom

I have been fighting for freedom all my life. I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I have discovered who I am and I’m free.

because of my pain
I now feel the happiness
beauty of freedom

Also written for  #ForgivingFridays

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #184 Press & Touch

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #184 Press & Touch

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press the wrong button
at peace reading a manga
touch can tell a tale

The above poem is Senryu Poetry, not a Haiku poem.

Here is an in-depth description of Haiku – Senryu (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.

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Summer Days – Sidlak Poetry

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Summer Days – Sidlak Poetry

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What is a Sidlak Poem?

Sidlak Poetry is a structured poetry consisting of five lines with 3-5-7-9 syllables and a color. The last line must be a color that describes the whole poem or the feeling of the writer.

Summer days
Blue sky few white clouds
it’s time to be at the beach
Apply sun lotion so skin won’t burn
Bright red.

Please Note: After much searching I have revived this poem, realizing that the fifth line should be a color only, it does not matter how many syllables, just that it is a color, hope I’m right. If I’m not right will someone please correct me.

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, Saturday Mix #LuckyDip

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Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, Saturday Mix #LuckyDip

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The challenge today, is to write a Triolet poem about your own country. For an added layer to the challenge, you may also include a historical event or controversy as part of your poem.

What is a Triolet Poem?

A Triolet is a poem of fixed rhythmical form, with repeated lines. It is made up of eight lines with a set rhyming scheme.

The Structure of a Triolet Poem

A Triolet consists of 8 lines.
The rhyming scheme is:
AB, aA, abAB

Line 1, 4 and 7 are the same line repeated
So are lines 2 and 8.

Summer in New Zealand 2018 Triolet Poem

Summer weather in New Zealand 2018 so hot and muggy

People driving to the swimming pools and beaches

Children moody and grizzling, not sleeping at night

Summer weather in New Zealand 2018 so hot and muggy

Ground dry, no grass growing, cows going dry, no milk

Streams drying up, no frogs or insects, too hot for them

Summer weather in New Zealand 2018 so hot and muggy

People  hurrying to the swimming pools and beaches

My First Silly Limerick Poem

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My First Silly Limerick Poem

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There was a woman who loved to dance
Living in a state of religious trance
She leaps in the air
Nothing to compare
She continued floating in a stance

What is Limerick Poetry?

It is a short funny poem that follows certain rules:
AABBA rhyme scheme
Lines 1, 2, and 5 have 8 – 10 syllables
Lines 3, and 4 have 5 syllables.

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #182 Singe & Deep

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Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #182 Singe & Deep Tanka Poem

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snow can singe also
burning edges to drop off
deep within the source
wintry cold memories
feeling sad for the poor plant

Written for Ronovan Writes Haiku – only its a Tanka poem.

The Challenge Words

Singe & Deep

Chocolate Senryu Troiku Poetry

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Chocolate  Senryu Troiku Poetry

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chocolate loved by most
a treat rich tasty mouth full
a special occasion

a treat rich tasty mouth full
how did the middle get there
men caught in the act

a special occasion
but who’s fingers touch it last
was it yours or mine

Note: For the Troiku you separate the three lines. Every line becomes the first line of the three new haiku. (Line 1 for haiku 1; line 2 for haiku 2; line 3 for haiku 3). It does not follow normal 5/7/5 rules as it cannot!

In this case, it is a Senryu Poem, not Haiku Poetry

What is Senryu poetry

Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.