Posts Tagged ‘sort of haiku’

In the manner of haiku

Posted: April 12, 2022 in Poetry
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Haiku has a 5-7-5 pattern but this poem has a 7-5-8 pattern. Using “can’t” instead of “cannot” would hit the 7 mark, but I like the feel and flow of cannot. Haiku is much more complicate if you want to do it correctly but that’s not my purpose. This has a haiku feel and that’s all I’m aiming for today.

Lethargy overtakes me

The world passes by

I cannot rouse myself to care