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Heeding Haiku With HA: The Streets

There are some streets that go in to come out on the other side. There are some which have no ending and they seem to go on and on and also, there are some which only flood out with no one entering their realm.

Streets are fascinating. They build cities, towns and villages. They take us to places, they bring us back to our homes. But the street once walked can not be made devoid of our steps again. We may or may not tread upon its path again but that one time when we do, our presence gets sewn to its life, like that of so many others everytime.

This week, I would like you to consider these streets and write a haiku or tanka or both, based on their simplistic intricacy.

Basic guidelines:

  • English Haiku is a three-line poem structured in syllable count of 5-7-5. It visualizes an image, an expression or experience, including a season word or kigo. It is a small ode to nature.
  • English Tanka is a five-line poem structured in syllable pattern of ย 5-7-5-7-7. The first two lines and the last two lines picture images and the third line is a pivotal line i.e. it signifies a grammatically correct meaning and completes the image either when paired with the first two lines or when paired with the last two lines.
  • Most importantly, feel free and write, do not be burdened by the rules or guidelines. Enjoy crafting a haiku or tanka. And after when you have made the post, you can submit the links to your posts in the linking widget below.

Happy Writing!

You can also include these two tags with your post: HeedingHaikuWithHA and MindLoveMiseryโ€™s Menagerie.

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About anmol(alias HA)

I write poems, prose, and things that lie somewhere in between and beyond.

22 comments on “Heeding Haiku With HA: The Streets

  1. bert0001
    June 25, 2014

    had some fun with words in my head but I don’t consider this worth publishing ๐Ÿ™‚

    lost in meanders
    seven bridges do the math
    in kaliningrad

    • mindlovemisery
      June 25, 2014

      Well I am glad you shared and I enjoyed it XD

    • Bastet
      June 26, 2014

      This is a lovely ku! You really should post it, but I agree with Yves, I’m happy you shared it at least here! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • anmol(alias HA)
      June 29, 2014

      Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. eclecticoddsnsods
    June 25, 2014

    what an amazing photo x

  3. hitandrun1964
    June 25, 2014

    I love what you wrote. It’s beautiful and true. We become one with the street and neither ever forgets the other. Wonderful.

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  5. Tracesofthesoul
    June 26, 2014

    This should be interesting and I enjoyed that haiku from bert0001

    • anmol(alias HA)
      June 29, 2014

      Glad you found the prompt interesting… ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Tracesofthesoul
        June 29, 2014

        I truly did as I do walk a lot and love driving through different streets and discovering new areas. So the prompt was right up my “alley”(grins)

    • bert0001
      June 29, 2014

      thank you

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  7. Bastet
    June 26, 2014

    Lovely prompt HA, I enjoyed it very much …

    • anmol(alias HA)
      June 29, 2014

      Thank you, Bastet. And I really liked your creations and the beautiful slide of photographs you shared with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Bastet
        June 29, 2014

        Thanks! I’m happy you liked the post, it was a pleasure to be inspired by you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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