NaPoWriMo 2020 Poem #5: Haiku Q

By Daniel Paiz

As you may or may not know, there are plenty of poetic forms and structures that go beyond rhyming lines of words you want to sound like a rap song. There are haikus, for example. If you are unfamiliar with a haiku, there are several examples linked before you even get to today’s haiku.

The actual structure of a haiku is three lines of poetry; the first line is five syllables, the second is seven syllables, and the final line is five syllables again. The purpose is to say a lot within these challenging parameters. It can be funny, dark, smooth, thought-provoking, and even just straight forward. The following is called Haiku Q for a reason you can likely guess (turn on the news and you’ll get it).

Haiku Q

Truly it won’t end

Fast as turtles across sand

Please… just wash your hands

Hand washing icon, isolated vector illustration.


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