Enchanted, or: Kelp forest

My 2nd kimo

No breeze 'pon long leaves reaching t'ward bright skies
Turbulent waters nurture
Providing all but light 

What’s a kimo?

According to this website, kimo poems are an Israeli ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ version of haiku. Apparently, there was a need for more syllables in Hebrew. That said, most of the rules are still familiar:

  • 3 lines.
  • No rhymes.
  • 10 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 6 in the third.

Also, the kimo is focused on a single frozen image (kind of like a snapshot). So it’s uncommon to have any movement happening in kimo poems.

24 thoughts on “Enchanted, or: Kelp forest”

    1. Susan,

      It’s a free stock photo I found on Google Images ๐Ÿ™‚

      Although, that said, my father and I once went scuba diving near SF, and we went through a kelp forest much like this one!


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