The Hay(na)ku ========== * Invented by Poet Eileen Tabios. He called it initially 'Pinoy Haiku' *Hay(na)ku is pronounced as 'ai-na-koo'
Form: ===== In traditional Hay(na)ku, there are:
i. A tercet: 3 lines ii. Total of six words: One word in the first line, two words in the second line, three words in the third line iii. There is no restriction on syllables or rhymes ~~~~~~~~~
*Reverse Hay(na)ku is also well known *Multiple Hay(na)ku can be chained to form a longer poem ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
* If you're a teacher you can introduce it to your children. Ask a student to pick up the last line (when an example is given) and form his /her own Hay(na) ku, and rhythm can be continued with others. I'm sure they will like it. *Traveling can be fun.. *Parents: I promise, you'll get a special hug from your kid/s