WD Poetic Form Challenge: Hay(na)ku

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Time for another poetic form challenge!

This time around, we'll write the hay(na)ku. This form was developed by Eileen Tabios and named by Vince Gotera. The rules are simple, which makes the poem fun to write (click here to read the original post).

Here are the rules:

  • 3-line poem
  • First line has one word
  • Second line has two words
  • Third line has three words

As in previous challenges, the poet who writes the hay(na)ku that I like best will be featured in a future issue of Writer's Digest magazine (most likely the January 2012 issue). In fact, I might be able to squeeze a few entries in, since the form is so concise. Poets should paste their poems in the comments below; I will not accept submissions by any other means--or attached to any other posts.

The deadline for the hay(na)ku challenge is August 28, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, GA time). That means you have roughly three weeks to write three lines. Now get poeming!


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