search instagram arrow-down

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 122 other followers

Many move mountains,
many more move molehills —
mouse moved mighty mane.

© rl busséll 2018 – All rights reserved.

Alphabet Haiku Challenge

  • Every word in the haiku must begin with the same letter
  • When written in English, it generally follows the syllabic pattern 5-7-5
  • Haiku/Senryu Poetry – Here is an in-depth description of Haiku/Senryu Poem (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.

Inspired by Touch Press’ beautiful iPad app “Five Fables” featuring Nobel Prize winning Seamus Heaney’s translation of Robert Henryson’s, a 15th-century Scottish poet, versification of Aesop’s “The Lion and the Mouse” and four other fables as read by Sir Billy Connolly. Genius.

5 comments on “M Haiku Two

  1. Wendy says:



    1. rlbussell says:



  2. It’s amazing how deep the insight into human nature with just three short lines of poetry.


    1. rlbussell says:

      Words. Marvelous. “And the Word became flesh …”

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: