Every once in a while it is fun to sit and dabble with Hay(na)ku. You just need a nice day to sit outside, a pen, and your Moleskine, and you are set to play – with words that is.
As a reminder of what Hay(na)ku is, I have added some notes from a previous blog. I hope you have fun today playing with words…perhaps I should say, creating with words. Please share, I would love to see your creations.
Hay(na)ku is a 21st Century poetry invented by poet and publisher, Eileen Tabios. She initially called the form ”the Pinoy Haiku and inaugurated it on the Web on Philippine Independence Day, June 12, 2003. The name was then changed to Hay(na)ku as proposed by Vince Gotera.
Traditional Hay(na)ku has 3 lines (a tercet), with a total of 6 words: 1 in the first line, 2 in the second line, and 3 in the third line. Variations include reversing the lines so that the word count would go: 3, 2, 1. At times you will see multiple Hay(na)ku chained together to form a longer poem.
- Gentle Souls – A Hay(na)ku (terri0729.wordpress.com)