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Over oar, over
O’er oarsmen’s opposition —
Ocean owns oarsman

© rl busséll 2018 – All rights reserved

Photo by Emily Bauman

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.

9 comments on “O Haiku

  1. Les Bussell says:

    This is one of my favorites, if not the favorite. So far.


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  2. Wendy says:


    Liked by 1 person

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  3. In your repetition of the letter ‘o’ you also capture the repetition of the motion of rowing. Nice work.


    1. rlbussell says:

      Thank you. I did want to evoke the constant work it takes to stay above the waves.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Carl Setzer says:

    Delightful use of alliteration!


    1. rlbussell says:

      Thank you.


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