NaPoWriMo 2015 – Day 27

And today’s prompt – optional, as always — comes to us from Vince Gotera. It’s the hay(na)ku). Created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince, 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. For example, you could write a hay(na)ku sonnet, like the one that Vince himself wrote back during NaPoWriMo 2012!

Submission #1

Egress

Left
My lover
Cold feet walking.

One
Last look
Backwards to remember

Out
Onto street
Tears fall quietly.

Pause
West-coast rain
Drenched by choices

Unwanted
Drop umbrella
Mingled common waters

Both
I’ll miss
He also sheltered.

K

Submission #2

How Sun travels fiery horizon,

Sun
rises East
sets in West

travel
In arc
across blue sky

fiery
blinding mass
sets alight orange

horizon,
trees, mountains
all that reflects

How
Few words
to fail description.

How
Many words,
Fail to describe.

Sun
Inspires, sustains
as orbit planes

Travel
through space
golden rays trace

Fiery
prominence race.
Always warm embrace

horizon,
relations shun
a passing sun

how
many times
have we seen

Sun
rise then
away set bend

travel
beyond sight
darkens fights light

fiery
inadequate moon
task does swoon

horizon
waits punctuated
stars lesser deflated

How
much missed,
sunless sky dismissed

Sun
Travels Fiery
horizon, how bold

-W.B.

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