#354: A Drinking Hay(na)ku

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photo by Miri Stebivka

NaPoWriMo introduces us today to a thing called the hay(na)ku). “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,” and that’s what I did. The photo above is a couple of years old, but totally apropos, I think.

A Drinking Hay(na)ku on Day 10 of Napowrimo

Two gin
And tonics

Realize that
You’ve no poem.

Will not
Do at all.

Cannot drop
The 10th ball.

Must write
a poem today

it’s time
For a martini.

Published by michaeljarmer

I'm a public high school English teacher, fiction writer, poet, and musician in Portland, Oregon

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