INFORM POETS – HAY(NA)KU

Hay(na)ku is a poem written in 3-lines, with one word in the first line, two words in the second, and three in the third. These are the only restrictions.

There are already some variations of this new poetic form. A reverse hay(na)ku flips the lines to three, two, and one word(s) for lines one, two, and three. Multiple hay(na)ku can be linked to form longer poems.

WALT’S EXAMPLE (LINKED HAY(NA)KU):

JOURNEY

Journey
into life.
See your future;

promising,
offering hope,
bringing you peace.

Fears
unfounded, unsure;
face them bravely.

Dream.
Your aspirations
guide your steps.

Start
moving forward.
Begin your journey!

(C) Walter J Wojtanik, 2014

 

WALT’S HAY(NA)KU:

I
am poet.
Could be verse!

(C) Walter J Wojtanik, 2014

 

WALT’S EXAMPLE (REVERSE HAY(NA)KU):

In the winter,
the earth
hibernates.

(C) Walter J Wojtanik, 2014

80 thoughts on “INFORM POETS – HAY(NA)KU

  1. I
    CAN DO
    THE FORM HAY(NA)KU

    FOR
    IT IS
    SHORT AND QUICK

    CAN
    SAY LOTS
    IN ONE BREATH

    QUICK
    AND NEAT
    SORT OF SWEET

    OR
    HARD FAST
    NOT SO SWEET.

    THEY
    ARE JUST
    KIND OF FUN.

    • Wow. This impresses me so much; the coning down, then flowing out of your use of the form accentuates the message so well, in my opinion.

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  3. Life

    Conception
    The beginning
    Of new life

    Development
    Growing within
    Feel the kicks

    Term
    Time spent
    Ready for birth

    Pain
    Joyous pain
    Bringing forth life

    Tears
    Joyous tears
    Mother father child

    Thanks
    Blessed thanks
    To God above

    © 2014 Earl Parsons

  4. THE BRIDE WORE WHITE

    She
    was the
    center of attention.

    Everyone around her
    became a
    blur.

    2014-08-13
    P. Wanken

    NOTE: To see the poem with the accompanying photo, please visit my blog post HERE.

      • Thanks, William — glad you checked out the photo. It was such a great shot. Every time I looked at it, I thought of a wedding. I’m glad I was able to use the photo for my post.

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  7. WE ARE STILL HERE

    Summer is waning.
    Daylight hours,
    shorter.

    Do not lament.
    Enjoy what’s
    left.

    Here’s proof…we
    are still
    here.

    2014-08-14
    P. Wanken

  8. Cycles (Expounded)

    One
    gasping breath
    a baby’s cry

    on toddler legs
    she wobbles
    by

    elementary
    knees, skip
    rope with ease

    middle school years
    she’s growing
    up

    graduation
    day, she
    is moving on

    adventures await, her
    map is
    unmarked

    career
    is started
    a fellow follows

    babies, pets, the
    perfect house –
    hers

    middle
    age appears
    with graceful wit

    while
    grandchildren come
    with renewed spirit

    and then dawns
    the day
    when

    goodbyes
    are said
    and death’s arms

    carries her on
    to her
    rest.

  9. Or-In keeping with Michelle’s template

    Her artistic eye
    compels me
    to

    flatter
    her Cycle
    of poetic flair.

    Form begets rebel.
    Rebel begets
    artisan.

    Artisan
    satiates our
    hunger for style.

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  11. THEN AND NOW

    The beauty of
    days long
    gone.

    Reflected
    in the
    shine of today.

    2014-08-15
    P. Wanken

    NOTE: This is another poem with an accompanying photo that can be seen on my BLOG.

  12. Hurry,
    dance yourself
    to the beauty.

    Let
    every second
    have center stage.

    Catch
    every ray
    of setting sun.

    Capture
    the speck
    of your time

    Celebrate the offerings
    of what
    is.

  13. eyes
    now open
    morning rain shines

    …forever and a day since visiting…. so enjoy this form…. glad to have been able to participate…. miss pie

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