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haiku (rocking chairs)

by mountainwriter49

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haiku (rocking chairs)

rocking chairs
sway back and forth in ocean breeze
poltergeists


20 May 2017


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POETIC FORM: 3-Line Traditional haiku. Key elements of this poetic form include: 17 or less syllables in a short/long/short format. Two lines capture an observable moment in time--can be seen, touched, smelled or heard, or a combination of these senses, thus no abstractions or imaginary thinking about what is going on. The third line is a satori, or ah-ha moment about the first two lines. Subtle use of metaphor and simile is permitted, but should not use "as" with the simile. Nature should not be personified. Gerunds should be avoided. Written in present tense. Word economy and word effectiveness are important. My personal preference is to not use appended artwork with haiku; however, haiga does use blend a haiku within a piece of art. Avoid too much alliteration, unnecessary articles, punctuation, and capitalization.

INSPPIRATION: It was a breezy day in early April at the beach. The empty rocking chairs were 'rocking in the breeze.'

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