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  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!

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  1. had some fun with words in my head but I don’t consider this worth publishing 🙂

    lost in meanders
    seven bridges do the math
    in kaliningrad


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