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Just when you thought a Haiku couldn't get any shorter...

Here comes...the Abbreviated Haiku, or Miku!

This form can be written one of two ways: with the syllable count three-five-three, or two-three-two. I read several things about this and the Haiku itself here: Poetry Magnum Opus : Haiku. While traditional Haiku focuses on nature, modern Haiku can be about anything, like relationships or other life experiences. Different countries have created their own forms of haiku.

Below, I wrote two "Miku" in both syllable counts described above.


Sitting down

In Dad's easy chair

Day over.




Poke through soil


© Stacey Uffelman 5-12-15

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luisga814 wrote on May 12, 2015, 11:07 PM

I do follow the modern Haiku way. But sometimes, I wrote about nature because that is a good sign to follow the root of Haiku writing.

xstitcher wrote on May 13, 2015, 1:27 AM

I like to "go with the flow" when I write most of the time, luisga814. I don't like to be tied to one particular subject myself. :)

MelissaE wrote on May 13, 2015, 7:18 AM

I have not heard of this type of poem. I will have to store it Away for future use.

Ruby3881 wrote on May 13, 2015, 9:05 AM

Wow, that really is short! Both your pieces conveyed an image, though. It's amazing what you can communicate in just a few syllables!

xstitcher wrote on May 13, 2015, 10:40 AM

I look forward to seeing what you come up with, Melissa E :D

xstitcher wrote on May 13, 2015, 10:42 AM

Thank you very much, Ruby3881 , that's a great compliment. :) I often wonder when I try to write a certain type of poetry if I really am doing what I'm supposed to, which in this case was "convey an image". ;)