#NaPoWriMo HayNaKu

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Lips coalesce
Full of promise

Close together
Whisper sweet nothings

Best medicine
Lifts dour mood

Fresh beginning
Open to possibilities

NaPoWriMo Prompt – Today’s prompt (optional, as always) is another one from the archives, first suggested to us by long-time Na/GloPoWriMo participant Vince Gotera. It’s the hay(na)ku). Created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince, the hay(na)ku is a variant on the haiku. A hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza, where the first line has one word, the second line has two words, and the third line has three words. You can write just one, or chain several together into a longer poem. For example, you could write a hay(na)ku sonnet, like the one that Vince himself wrote back during NaPoWriMo 2012!

Good morning and welcome to day ten of NaPoWriMo and in case you haven’t figured it out, I’m spending my Friday morning warm and cozy in bed. I’m not sure I would consider this a chain haynaku but once I started writing, it was hard to stop. My long time readers do know I enjoy short poetic forms. Here is one of my earlier efforts at the haynaku form.

Well I wish I could spend all day daydreaming and writing in my bed, but I should probably get some actual housework done. I’ll see you all again tomorrow.


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