General Poetry posted December 6, 2017

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Haiku (I adore horses)

by robina1978

I adore horses
meditation is needed
crossing over fields

Animal haiku writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a haiku concerning an animal.
-17 syllables or less
-two grammatically interconnected lines of concrete imagery
-a satori (an a-ha moment of insight)
-avoid capital letters and filler words for better word economy
-personification allowed
-one illustration (separate from poem)
-default color presentation (black text, gray background)
-use only fs basic editor
-no music, animation or special effects whatsoever

Many thanks to vickey osley for the lovely artwork.
2) A foreign adaptation of 1, usually written in three lines totaling 17 syllables or LESS.Helpful Hints

1) Haiku is generally not written in one long run on sentence. It is generally written in two parts.

You have a fragment on the first or the last line, then you have the body of the haiku.
3) Haiku usually contains a season word (called kigo). It is not a requirement, but season words are a big part of haiku. However, it's best to avoid dual or conflicting kigo. Do not fill your haiku with them. Haiku is a short poem, and must contain some substance. It should not be just a weather report.
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Artwork by vicky osley at

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