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Poetry form – Hay(na)ku

In a traditional Hay(na)ku, there are:

  • A tercet: 3 lines.
  • A total of 6 words: 1 in the first line, 2 in the second line, and 3 in the third line.
  • There is no restriction on syllables or stressed or rhymes.


  • In the ‘reverse’ haynaku, the longest line is placed first and the shortest last. The total is still 6 words: 3 in the first line, 2 in the second line, and 1 in the third line.
  • Multiple hay(na)ku can be chained to form a longer poem.
  • See the anthology for more variations.


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"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." - Robert Frost

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  1. ai love it and we just had a wonderful dump of rain yesterday just in time for the wedding and I cut all the pompous grass just in the nick of time before it rained. 🙏🏼💗

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