Apocalypse or: Armageddon now

A kimo

⭑ extravehicular⭑ activity⭑
⭑ interplanetary⭑ space⭑
⭑ adaptability ⭑

What’s a kimo?

According to this website, kimo poems are an Israeli 🇮🇱 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.

12 thoughts on “Apocalypse or: Armageddon now”

  1. Thank you for sharing your poetry and the information about different poetic forms. I have been lax in my reading and writing recently, but it is always refreshing to read your writing, and I always learn something too!

    I particularly writing which has a distinct visual form as well as literary. In your poems the decreasing line length helps to create the sense of motion, or something about to happen. I really do like it. 😊

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