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Helen Burns Posted 2 years ago
How about a haiku? Share yours here!

Originating in Japan, Haiku are short poems that allow us to express what we are feeling in a given moment. They are usually – but not always – inspired by nature or natural surroundings but they can also be funny, tender, thought provoking and sometimes, downright strange!

The rules are really simple – use 17 beats or sounds, following a 5-7-5 syllable pattern over three lines. Here’s an example:

Love and light filter (5)
Green leaves shade the mystery (7)
Tranquility bliss (5)

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