vacation but solitude's poetry ~ simultaneously in need of love yet restored
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.
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💘 Jeff 💘
Wow.. who knows how many others you’ll discover!
You will get the Poetry Discovery Award❣️
ha. there are tons of websites with lists of forms – I wouldn’t even get the bronze 😉
How interesting! I did not know there was an Israeli version of haiku…can we have an English one which is more like a sonnet or something? 🤣
yeah, can you believe that I didn’t make this one up, Ingrid? 😉
i think i need to get into this style,, the kimo! A change from the dreaded haiku, need to get the thinking cap on!
When in Israel, do as the Israelis do.