Today’s form is a haiku variant, and those are always fun. So let’s take a look at the kimo!
Kimo poems are an Israeli version of haiku. Apparently, there was a need for more syllables in Hebrew. That said, most of the rules are still familiar:
- 3 lines.
- No rhymes.
- 10 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 6 in the third.
Also, the kimo is focused on a single frozen image (kind of like a snapshot). So it’s uncommon to have any movement happening in kimo poems.
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Here’s my attempt at a Kimo Poem:
Meeting of the Minds, by Robert Lee Brewer
His hands over his face, the father sits
facing his son, who’s hidden
underneath his blankets.