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No Ear for Sonnets (3Haiku)

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    No Ear for Sonnets (3Haiku)

    A reproof in mind
    I find, unobserv'd, I have
    no ear for Sonnets

    So I write to rhyme.
    Others clock a syllable count
    pitch-perfect unthought.

    A faculty that's
    beyond the ability
    of my finger count.

  • #2
    We all have favored forms I think. I remember when I first found the zone and was almost daily inspired to try any new thing I encountered here. Perhaps I'll find time and a way back to that in another season of life. I enjoy your work JT, in whatever format it arrives.


    • Johntee
      Johntee commented
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      It should have been 4
      but I've got the wrong copy
      on my USB

    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
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      Then post again when you find the straggling haiku. Or you could edit this one to include it later. Just make sure to leave a new comment so it goes to the top of the queue so we don't miss it!

  • #3
    I was on a haiku kick for a while,
    or haiku-ish, to be more precise;
    there's much to its trick, for zenny style
    mere syllable squish will not suffice.


    • #4
      Unthought perfection is an illusion.
      For me at least, the meter and syllable counts come with much difficulty and many revisions. Perhaps with much more practice it will come easier.


      • #5
        Haiku is normally contrasted with senryu ... they are both three line poems, and they do not traditionally have to have a certain meter/syllable count. The difference between Haiku and senryu is that while haiku contains reference to nature, or the seasons, and hinges on that, Senryu are about human nature; usually more wry, and ironic; senryu generally are "subliminal" in the humor related to life and death // life and sex, I have found.

        Yes, a good haiku takes a lifetime to write, and there's a lot to making a simple beauty come alive in 3 lines.

        Sadly I don't have good examples, which is the best measurement, exposure to this beautiful Japanese form.


        • #6
          And as for your content specifically, I know ya could always brush up on iambs and feet and stresses/unstressed syllables. But it can become too much, of course, It's taken me a while and I don't have a good hang of "meter", that ear you mention, but I have written with that attempt anyway.

          I love your "voice" as a poet/in general, and this breathes a life into it, a hint of good natured humor to itself. You rhyme well.

          --"finger count" is funny (to me) because I still do math on my fingers in some instances. So this was nice, however it was packaged/came to be!