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Five Thoughts in 85 syllables
A Brief History of the Haiku
The Haiku is an ancient form of poetry that originated with Buddhist monks in Japan. They are generally 17 syllables and 2-4 lines. The subjects are primarily around nature with images that contradict or juxtapose one another. The traditional format for the poem is this:
Some American poets, like the late Allen Ginsberg, have written haiku's in seventeen syllable, single line sentences. That's what I've done here. These are more thoughts then poems, but they're all 17 syllables, so, with a loose interpretation, they're haiku's. Enjoy!
Five Thoughts, 85 syllables
I wave my finger at you because I’m angry that you are driving so slow.
Enjoying fresh oranges, the goat doesn’t see the wolf pack looming.
Skin for fish and scales for man, how do you like a hook in your throat?
With no rhythm, the man is dancing without shame, because he loves her.
If paper comes from trees and trees come from God, then where does God come from?
all rights reserved. Copyright Justin W. Price, November 3rd, 2011.
Thanks for Reading.
PDXKaraokeGuy, also known as Justin W. Price, is an author with Sweatshoppe Publications, which will soon re-release his poetry collection, Digging to China. Additionally, the managing editor at eFiction horror and The New Bridge online newspaper. Husband to Andrea, father to two dogs. writer.poet.baseball fan. tattooed. He is am amateur theologian with a rabid sweet tooth. He resides in a suburb of Portland, Oregon.He has a poetry book available for Amazon Kindle, and also maintains a blog, FirstBlog. His work has been featured in the Crisis Chronicles, efiction Magazine, The Hellroaring Review, the Bellwether Review, eFiction Humor, and the Rusty Nail. Please visit his profile page for more information. Thanks!
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