Friday, November 02, 2012


Defining Haiku here at Lunch Break that's 30 days, November 1st - 30th of haiku features

The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)

night rain
insomnia bathed in
tears of angels

--gillena cox

Today's note long/short/long

night rain = short line
insomnia bathed in = long line
tears of angels = short line

Today's tag

Some writers still swear by this; many dont; but i think most writers agree; if you are now getting into this genre its a good structural pattern to use

I invite you to share some of your long/short/long expertise with me

Thank you -- Adelaide for
November first
pushing us towards winter
with cold rain

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Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

I always try to follow the long / short / long pattern even though I'm not strict about syllable counting

8:12 AM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

It's a good pattern to follow, especially for beginners.

November first
pushing us towards winter
with cold rain


9:32 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for dropping in Juliet

much love...

12:30 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

My own opinion: Don't end the middle line with a preposition. It may give you a longer line but it's also a shapeless line. This "rule" may, of course, be broken for a good reason. And i agree that working with this form is good discipline for the veteran as well as for the beginner. A review of haiku journals suggests it is rather preferred than obligatory.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Adelaide thank you for sharing i'll post it up front

much love...

12:31 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thank you for your contribution


much love...

12:32 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Ah... the long and the short of it.
__Angel tears... so much can be said... in the short. _m

10:10 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

That is so beautiful Gillena, I hope my Sammi is with angels, God, I hope

4:30 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...


Thank you for dropping in

much love...

8:08 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Lorraine it must be hard losing a pet that way

be strong

much love...

8:09 AM  

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