Short stories, poetry, haiku, expository and technical non-fiction. Report Cards and observations on writing. This began as my repository of exercises from the "What If?" self-help writers group at AOL. It has become more and less, since leaving AOL.

Thursday, February 9

MEME: Hay-na-ku Thursday

"Hay(na)Ku" is a form invented by Eileen Tabios in 2005. There is an anthology of the work, published the same year.

Professor Bernstein maintain's a web page desribing the form here.
He created this very clever description of its word-per-line structure:

Is One

Then Two Three

My own contribution to the form is below:

resign myself
to the inevitable.

is never
going to return.

her memory
I dedicate this

Meme: Hay-na-ku Thursday.
It stands

February 9, 2006

There's no compulsion, but if you do decide to participate, leave a link to your entry in the comments here at Snoozelets so I can read your work. This is a very new poetic form and variations, such as the reverse word form order, are still being created. You, too, could pioneer something new!

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Well past (by at least a decade) the half century mark. One foot in the grave, the other on a banana peel at the rim of the abyss and the view from here is disconcerting. I am a former student, pearl diver, cook, truck driver, firefighter, EMT, CEO, Town Fire Warden, mechanic, oiler, marine engineer and computer whiz bang. Mostly I sleep these days in an aluminum tube. And So It Goes... I waste my time reading blogs and kvetching about the weather, playing with our Schipperke sidekick, Ignatz McGraw and waiting hand by foot upon my wife, the Queen of our Hovel, She Who Must Be Obeyed (SWMBO).