Day10: Sublime Hay(na)ku


Sublime Hay(na) ku

 

positive

thinking does

help us hope

 

imagine

how sublime

this day is?

 

balcony –

is brighter

in the Spring

 

laziness –

crazy thought

just not now

 

family

is prowling

in these walls

 

pedicure

pamper these

well worn feet

 

statistics

drowning us

in our sleep

 

hospitals

are crowded

stay at home

 

pandemic:

the systems

break down fast

 

politics

conceal what

they do know

 

reporting

“informs” us

B B C

 

serious

instead of

eat pay love

 

revisit

values lost

we are one

 

imagine

how sublime

this day on?

  

Saffron – April 2020

 


Prompt:

Created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince, the hay(na)ku is a variant on the haiku. A hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza, where the first line has one word, the second line has two words, and the third line has three words. You can write just one, or chain several together into a longer poem. For example, you could write a hay(na)ku sonnet, like the one that Vince himself wrote back during NaPoWriMo 2012!

For this prompt I added an addition layer, making the syllables count also. 

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