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Haiku, is a 17 syllable poem broken into 3 lines of 5,7 and 5 syllables respectively.

Originating in Japan, Haiku means "beginning phrase". The rules for this type of poetry are it must refer to something in nature, and represent a season. It is written in the present tense.

Here are some that I have written;

Golfers Heaven

trimmed greens invite play
eagle putt circles and drops -
I dance with my club.

Summer Memories

soaked under clear skies
water shoots from the sprinkler -
dripping in butter.

Yard Work

Metal prongs - gather
Fallen hands from outright arms
Green blades breathe again

Written by: Tracy Lynn Repchuk

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