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Write A Haiku About A Horse

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A haiku is a short poem originating in Japan and is written as follows:

*A haiku is written in three lines with a total of 17 syllables

First line = 5 syllables

Second line = 7 syllables

Third line = 5 syllables

Example:

The summer river:
although there is a bridge, my horse
goes through the water.

by Masaoka Shiki

*There are variations;try to get close as you can. As you see,
Shiki used 8 syllables in his second line. *
As Ares has pointed out, the 8 syllables in Shiki's second line is
due to translation from Japanese to English.

And, have fun!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Out in the dark cold,
I ride my white horse, watching
the moon above me...

Moe said...

Look! A carousal.
Colorful horses go up
and down. What great fun.

Sandra said...

Clop, clop, clop, clop ... pause, a deep breath, a head shake ... "snort."
Clop, clop, clop, clop, clop.

Sarah Copeland said...

Monotone memories
startled from reflections in
his faded glass eyes.

Anonymous said...

He pulls on the bit,
burdened by the heavy weight-
he dreams of freedom.

Love this site.

Ares said...

he came in with grace
following my whistle with
a noble gallop

cool blog. i did many haikus back in my sophomore days..:)

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Ares said...

and btw.. maybe the reason why the 2nd line had 8 syllables was because it was a translation.. it got me thinking.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Thank you, Ares, regarding the eight syllables being due to a translation. I didn't even think of that :)

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

P.S. And, thank you, everyone, for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed it, and, please contact me if you ever have any photo and or writing ideas.

Please note that for the most part (unless there is a specific question, etc.) I will not be "commenting" on what you write no matter how "good" I think it is. I do not want to judge, in any way, how you write. That is up to you, to develop your own writing style.

Write often!

WHY said...

In the shadow of
his restless dreams, he runs and
hides from watching eyes.

gege said...

Galloping as if
Somewhere it will go; in truth
It runs in circles

WHY said...

Some good stuff here. I'm so jealous,boo-hoo-hoo :(

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Whether it be truth or fiction, thank you for sharing your stories :)

 

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