“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
― L. M. Montgomery

a leaf twists and turns autumn winds willfully brisk final disconnect

A Monoku is a type of poem which is made up of a single horizontal line. Traditionally considered haiku writing, it is currently accepted as a variant of the haiku form of poetry. Monoku emerged as an independent style of poetry in the 1970s.

Unlike Haiku which is made up of three outlines with a total of seventeen syllables, Monoku features a single line consisting of seventeen syllables or even fewer.

It contains a pause brought about by speech rhythm with slight or no punctuation. The first letter should not be capitalized – but instead written in lower case.

I created a Page, Guide to Short Poetry Forms, inclusive of explanations and links to the original source. The link is located on my right sidebar under Pages.


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27 responses to “Easy Peasy Writes”

  1. Love this and can l use it? 🙂

    1. Sure, you can!

  2. Love it! 💞 Have an awesome week, Eugie!

    1. Thank you, Bette!❤️

  3. Fallen Leaves that Crunch beneath foot, and that earthy smell of woodland… What is not to like about Autumn and Octobers of Red!…. 🙂 <3

    1. Autumn is such a beautiful season, Sue, and my favorite season! 🍂

      1. It holds my own heart as do all the seasons for each of their various reasons… The Reds and Golds of Autumn are beautiful .. <3

  4. Autumn a good seasosn, October a good month 🙂

    1. Yes, my favorite!

      1. Many moons ago I used to ‘dress up’ for the end of the month – Now I’m glad to just get up in the morning 😉

  5. Very inspirational. I wrote my first monoku because of this post… https://oddsends707138946.wordpress.com/2022/09/25/first-fall-by-britta-benson/ October is my favourite month too.

  6. So good to focus on that falling leaf

    1. Thank you, Derrick.

  7. Me too. October is my favorite month. XO

  8. Thank you! I am ready for some brisk autumn winds! 😊🍁🍂

    1. So I am, Lisa. We are getting hints of autumn in our area. 🍂

  9. Mee-yow yore Monoku oess so guud with THE foto Miss Eui!
    An BellaSita meowed shee AREESS 150% with L.M Montgomery’ss quote! 😉
    purrss BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum

    1. Thank you BellaDharma and meow to BellaSita Mum, I am glad she likes the quote! Hugs and purrs! 😽

      1. Sorry ’bout THE missin “G”…it iss sticky an wee think wee typed it an Voila’; there iss NO “G”!!!
        AGREESS iss rite werd!
        Wee love Autumm here…..it is a tiem to think an reeflect Miss Eugi…….

  10. Wonderful poem. Thank you for your page of poetic form descriptions. Excellent information.

    1. Thank you, Suzette!

  11. What a lovely Monoku!

    1. Thank you, Punam!

      1. You are welcome.