EZ-PZ Writes – October 15, 2022

mossed stones
bridge the gap

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.

Please visit my Page, Guide to Short Poetry Forms.


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17 thoughts on “EZ-PZ Writes – October 15, 2022

      1. Only an issue when we had to cross to solve a problem with a downed tree across the creek by our place. But we managed – had to go to the road… then we asked the folks who lived close to the spot on the other side – who let us cross their yard (we drove to their place).

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