Haiku, or: Rhyme

purple creeping thyme
sublime chartreuse green lime thyme
over time they climb

27 thoughts on “Haiku, or: Rhyme”

  1. Lovely, David.
    purple creeping thyme
    sublime chartreuse green lime thyme
    over time they climb
    Until my stomach they make
    Home via a soup or stew โค๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. Very nicely done! There are no rules that say a haiku can’t rhyme just that Japanese poetry usually doesn’t. Now I understand that there are some Chinese forms that require rhyme (and it is pretty complex -so I haven’t given it a try- yet)… I think that this is a prime example of “poetic license”!

    1. mostly I was just curious if I could make it work or not – I had to try ๐Ÿ™‚

      your rhyming sestina has also stimulated my curiosity, btw ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I occasionally write them at the end of a haibun – I think thatโ€™s coming up on dVerse tonight in fact, so watch this space…

          1. Haha Iโ€™ve just figured out what you meant…

            I do not intend
            to post too many haiku
            here in this section ๐Ÿ™

      1. I think the exploration and experimentation of words is the joy of poetry. ๐Ÿ™Œ

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