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H IS FOR HEART

THE HEART: A HIP HOP HAIKU

A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry, hundreds of years old.  Hip hop is a musical genre that is only about 40 years old.  I can’t say I’m particularly good at either, but I thought I’d try to bring the two together anyway.

Here are the three rules of haiku:

  1. A haiku consists of three statements or images, and the middle one should in some way ‘cut’ between the first and last, so that you are made to realise how the first and last relate, or how one causes the other.
  2. A haiku traditionally has 17 syllables, which are distributed as follows: 5 for the first line or image, 7 for the second, 5 for the third.
  3. A haiku ought to have some reference to the seasons, or to change.

I have tried to stick to these rules.  You should have very little trouble writing haiku that are better than mine. 

Here is my haiku.

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