Saturday, May 1, 2010

May 1st, 2010

a three-stanza, abab poem about haiku
for patrick

in the land of the tokyo tower
in a place known for ninjas who duel
people know language has power
as long as it's written with rules

the format is simplistic and sweet
a pattern of 5-7-5 is the scheme
syllables count more than the beat
the images make up each scene

a favourite of children and teachers
within "the land of the rising sun"
the haiku itself has no equal
and writing them really is fun.

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