A humorous guide to writing "bad" haiku -- mediocre and boring ones -- whose goal is to help people write and edit haiku better.
This hub article will cover three types of poems: The Japanese Haiku, the Shakespearean Sonnet, and the Song Ballad. In essence, I will show you how to write each and hopefully, by the time you're through reading this hub article, you'll find that...
An in-depth appreciation of four great bloggers who post mostly haiku, or haiku and tanka, plus other fine blogs & Keruac's haiku on YouTube. Add your own favorites in the comments!
Here I present an example of collaborative, collective, or "chain" poetry and also provide an opportunity for readers to partake in a challenge to build on this poem and continue the chain.
Traditional nature haiku use kigo, or "season words." Like the famous "cherry blossoms" for spring, these words or phrases evoke a particular time of year.
Poetry tips. Using endstopepd and enjambed lines, using found poems to practice.
A narrative poem is one that tells a story. It can be short or long. It can rhyme with a set pattern or without; it doesn't doesn't have to rhyme, though. It can have a set meter or be a little varied. Narrative poems don't follow too many rules,...
Before you write a Shakespearean sonnet you have to become familiar with its structure and form. Learn how to write a Shakespearean sonnet here...
"Haiga" is Japanese for a haiku with a picture that illustrates it or plays off it in some way. Today, there are haiga with brush paintings, photographs, and abstract art.
It's time for modernism to pass. Words have music when they rhyme and have rhythm. Poetry is a form of writing that is musical to the ears but brings with it profound meaning.