For The Love Of Haiku

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Universal law.
Twenty amino acids
is all it requires.

The ascent of Man.
DNA double helix,
life’s spiral staircase.

The descent of Man.
Evolution argument
versus Creation.


The above is a haikai, which is a linked series of haiku forming one poem. Traditionally, this form is comic; haikai no renga, so please, creationist, evolutionists, and scientists, do treat it as a bit of tongue in cheek fun rather than anything too serious.  

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Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

9 thoughts on “For The Love Of Haiku”

  1. One thing I’ve never really been able to do. Or rather, could not bother to sit and puzzle out – a proper poem. and you take it to the next step and puzzle out the syllables – for three of them…
    Well done Sarah 😉


    1. Thanks, Ghia 🙂 I enjoy a strict syllable count, provided it doesn’t call for strict rhyming as well. That really does my head in. As for my free verse — it is utterly hopeless.


    1. Are you going to have a go writing a haikai, now you know they exist? As a form, they lend well to quirky verses, which seems just the ticket for Mr Bunny who often makes me laugh!


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