“Poetry is a form of literature
that uses aesthetic and rhythmic
qualities of language—such as
phonaesthetics, sound symbolism,
and metre — to evoke meanings
in addition to, or in place of,
the prosaic ostensible meaning.”
You know what I mean …
Cute, clever, deep or just a way to avoid the prose,
poetry has a history and a development that has
filled many an academic tome.
I love the challenge and the discipline of poetry,
how to tell a complete story within the structure
of the type/style of poem I have selected to use.
Haiku is a popular form of unrhymed Japanese poetry,
which evolved in the 17th century from the hokku, . . .
Generally written in a single vertical line, the haiku contains
three sections totalling 17 onji, structured in a 5-7-5 pattern.
Traditionally, haiku contain a kireji, or cutting word,
usually placed at the end of one of the poem’s three sections,
and a kigo, or season-word. Wikipedia
Think of a story
Seasons of nature and life
A happy ending
The Elfje form originated in The Netherlands where
it is used to teach young children to write poetry.
The word Elfje means ‘Elven’ or ‘Fairy’ poem
(from ‘Elf’ meaning ‘elven’ or ‘fairy’ and the sufix ‘-je’ meaning ‘little’).
The form consists of 11 words spread over 5 lines.
A complete story,
Composed by little fairies,
Notice that I have choosen two un-rhyming styles … cheating.
ME and the Boss
February 28th, 2015 at 10:01 PM
Not cheating just breaking the rule. Haiku is still a fav.