Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting The Bar: Haiku sequence
(posted by Frank Tassone)
“Did you know that you could write multiple haiku that express a similar theme or montage of images? That haikai form is known as the haiku sequence.
Now it’s your turn. Write a haiku sequence on any theme that you like. Use a minimum of three haiku.
You can write your haiku using the traditional 5-7-5 syllable count. Alternatively, you can write haiku that can be read aloud in a breath, using a short-long-short format, without a syllable count.
Remember to use a title and be sure there is a connection in the haiku within your sequence.
tree stands in full bloom
she picks some bright yellow fruit
juicy lemons for pie
heavy and thick-skinned
are not selected by chef
little fruit is rendered
green stems rise
seem spindly to hold up
complementary flower hues
purple and yellow
oak tree festooned
yellow ribbon tied ’round center
she waits for him