Journaled Volume One - Page 5

Day One: Haiku

A haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. The first and last line are five syllables and the middle line contains seven. Haiku's rarely rhyme. It uses sensory language to portray an image or feeling. They are usually inspired by nature or beauty.

Love is broken now5

Down the depths of eternal7

Light is fading now5

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The skydiving tears5

Bright like the sun cold as snow7

Happiness within5

Day two: Limerick

Short, funny, nonsensical poems. Consists of five lines. The first line usually starts with "There was a..." and ends with a person or place. The last line is farfetched and strange. Should use the rhyme scheme aabba: lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme and lines 3 and 4 rhyme. Lines 1, 2, and 5 should also have seven to ten syllables and lines 3 and four should have five to seven syllables.