Billy Loving

Poem 365 - Poem by Billy Loving

Hair sticking straight up
Green hazel eyes peering back
Cat ready to pounce

Topic(s) of this poem: cat

Form: Haiku

Comments about Poem 365 by Billy Loving

  • Bri Edwards (11/15/2015 10:55:00 PM)

    in your About me you wrote:

    I like rhyming poetry, haikus(5-7-5) , Tankas(5-7-5-7-7) , verse and sonnets. I am a stickler for the number of syllables in Japanese poetry.

    but in Cat ready to attack............ there are six syllables, aren't there?

    eyes............... i sometimes think words ending in s like this should be considered to have two syllables. what do others think?
    this is copied from a Google source:

    Haiku Structure

    There are no specific rules for writing haiku; however, the structure of haiku is always the same, including the following features:

    Only three lines, totaling 17 syllables throughout
    The first line is only 5 syllables
    The second line is 7 syllables
    The third line is 5 syllables like the first
    Punctuation and capitalization rules are up to the poet, and need not follow rigid rules used in structuring sentences
    Haiku does not have to rhyme, in fact many times it does not rhyme at all
    Some haiku can include the repetition of words or sounds

    Defining Haiku Poetry

    Haiku is a descriptive form of poetry.

    Originating in Japan, haiku poetry typically discusses subjects from the natural world, including seasons, months, animals, insects, and even the smallest elements of nature, down to a blade of grass or a drop of dew.

    While haiku does not have to only cover natural subject matter, it is most often used as a celebration of nature.

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    i like the poem. thanks. bri :)
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 15, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, November 16, 2015

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