General Poetry posted April 29, 2023

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4/8/5 Ekphrastic Haiku for the Haiku Club

Calla Lilies Basket

by Gypsy Blue Rose

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poor vendor sales   

     lilies for the rich at market  —   

basket full of needs


Post Number 3000
A Milestone Post

Ekphrastic is a type of poem inspired by a picture or painting. Painting by Diego Rivera, "el Vendedor de Alcatraces" (calla lilies). The painting is about the poor flower vendor in contrast with the meaning of calla lily which is wealth.

HAIKU is a short unrhymed poem that records the essence of a deeply felt moment in time. The traditional haiku links human nature to all nature and to existence. It seeks to transcend the intellect. It alludes to a season of the year. In Japan, haiku is written in 17 syllables and three lines ( 5/7/5) but in English is 17 syllables OR LESS because Japanese and English syllables are different. Avoid capitalization and punctuation except for a dash before the satori (sudden enlightenment) usually in the last line but it can be in the first line too.. Avoid poetic devices. Keep verbs in the present tense. �¢?? click here to read Haiku Society of America, HAIKU EXAMPLES === click here to read Haiku Society of America HAIKU RULES === click here to read why is 5/7/5 OR LESS rule === Modern Haiku

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