So I was looking through Robert Brewer’s list of forms for poets since he is the prompter for Poem A Day at Writer’s Digest. I found a couple different types of haiku and tanka. They aren’t called that, but basically, people took out some of the rules, or added the acceptable amount of syllables and renamed it. I had thought about trying all of them, but after 5+ years of trying to write haiku correctly, I don’t know if I can do it.
Eventful things to happen
Sin singing a song
To my heart
Energy building up
Somewhere to be
Someone to see
What do you do when you get restless?
Gone in reverse Nonet
Looks of longing
The fire is cold
Didn’t I catch your eye
Do you know I cried last night
Our fire died down to a coal
You walk by like we never were, Gone
The nights that never were, I watch them pass….
Once again I wanted to give you guys a break from haiku, and show you a different style of poetry. I wrote a poem called “Gone” when I was in the 8th grade. It had something, but needed some work. I couldn’t figure out which line to change. I put it into nonet form hoping it would sound more mature and that it would finally have that emotion I originally wanted it to have.
I have done this with several of my poems, but I keep the original poem (usually handwritten) and put the newer version in front of it. I keep all of my poems in a big binder, in plastic sleeves, as well as keeping them in a USB.