Twenty amino acids
is all it requires.
The ascent of Man.
DNA double helix,
life’s spiral staircase.
The descent of Man.
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.
Anyone who wants to take part in this week’s challenge and compose a haiku to accompany the illustration above, do check out http://allaboutlemon.com/for-the-love-of-haiku/
9 thoughts on “For The Love Of Haiku”
Aw… this is so brilliant writing of haiku Sarah… I am so speechless…
My salute to you! mmwahhhh
Thank you so much, Dolly xoxo
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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 😉
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.
A new form I didn’t know about. Thank you very much. I do like to learn new things.
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!
Oh I do like to play with new forms. I quite like subverting them too.