Stories, or: Simulations

A kimo

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.

9 thoughts on “Stories, or: Simulations”

  1. 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? 🤣

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