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Haiku is a form of poetry, first made popular in Japan. The poems traditionally use 17 syllables, arranged in three lines of 5-7-5, avoiding similes and metaphors and referring to a season of the year. For instance, mosquitoes would imply summer.

Mosquitoes, buzzing

Biting my leg, annoying

Nasty little things

a winter Haiku

Snow covering sand

What a sight to remember

Montauk, Long Island

all seasons

A clap of thunder

A bolt of blue-white lightning

Scary, majestic

more summer

When summer arrives

We take off our heavy coats

and bask in the sun

A hot night in June

Two lovers lie on the beach

Passion fills the air

In the vernacular of the day, it was "so fun" writing these; perhaps some of you will find it diverting and entertaining, too.

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xstitcher wrote on May 16, 2015, 1:51 AM

It's nice to see someone else writing poetry on here .:D

seren3 wrote on May 17, 2015, 2:38 PM

carolguilford Love these! I think you have a real knack for them!