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Spellwork Through Poetry, Lesson 10

Haiku

The Haiku is a traditional Japanese form of writing poetry. It consists of three lines. The lines do not have to rhyme, but the should (some would say must) follow a strict meter for 5-7-5. The haiku that is use to typically used to teach haiku is as follows:

I am first with five

Then seven in the middle

Five again to end.

I/am/first/with/five

Then/se/ven/in/the/mid/dle

Five/a/gain/to/end

Haikus tend to be nature driven, making two observations followed by a comment.

Full/maj/est/y/shines

deep/est/of/nights/em/brac/es

Dark/and/light/co/lide

Your assignment: Construct one haiku, using 5-7-5 meter.