Day 27 in the #NaPoWriMo Challenge 

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Day 27’s optional prompt, was to write a hay(na)ku. (Pronounced ai-na-koo) ~ via The NaPoWriMo Website

Created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince Gotera , the hay(na)ku is a variant on the haiku. A hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza, where the first line has one word, the second line has two words, and the third line has three words. You can write just one, or chain several together into a longer poem.

 

So with “Day 27’s Prompt” I have chosen an example in this Form of Poetry by the Creator ~ Eileen Tabios & Vince Gotera, then after that is my attempt with a Hay(Na)Ku!

Happy reading and hope you all enjoy!

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THE CHAINED HAY(NA)KU

Hear
where nothing
is said. Here

where
everything worth
hearing is offered.

En
arche en
ho logos, kai

ho …
the bush
suddenly ablaze, sky

flaming
in your
eyes and mine,

blood
melting to
ink in our

veins,
then leaking
to shape gold

letters
on correspondence
masquerading as books.

Here
where Nothing
is said, hear

where
Nothing is
said, watch smoke rise

off
the tongue,
words like snakes.

The
tongue is
a golden page.
.

– from “Four Skin Confessions”

By Eileen Tabios (1960- current)

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9/11 – a hay(na)ku sonnet

Wingless

sparrows fell

from ashen skies.

.

Ghosts

loomed from

fog of ash.

.

Twelve years later,

still entangled:

Afghanistan.

.

Bin Laden dead.

Hourglass sand

slipping

.

us downslope: ash

inferno downfall empire.

.

By Vince Gotera (1952-current)

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My Hay(Na)Ku

Friendships

Are the

Essence in Life.

© debradml (2015)

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