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A haiku about Petra in Jordan

The Natural World of Haiku (Guest Post)

Are you a fan of the haiku? Curious as to how to write one? Would you like to read a few of them?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, I encourage you to read this guest post from acclaimed poet Hadel S. Ma’ayeh. You can read more of her intelligent writing at Hadel Poetry Prose Arts and Storytelling. The poetic stage is yours, Hadel!

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First of all, I would like to say thank you to Christy for inviting me as a guest author on her blogging site, Poetic Parfait; I also would like to add, it is a privilege.

For me personally, I enjoy reading and writing poetry since the age of nine and maybe even younger. I was lucky enough to have encouraging teachers in my life who offered me support in writing poetry and other works.

So I am delighted to share with you a particular type of poetry form, called haiku. Although in the poetry universe, there are about 55 poetic patterns one may choose from. Haiku is the creative art form named by Masaoka Shiki in the 19th century Japan. Yes, Haiku is Japanese poetry that was previously called hokku. However, I will be discussing about English Haiku that varies in comparison to the Japanese Haiku. For instance, in English, haiku is written in three lines to correspond to the three parts of a haiku in Japanese that generally consists of five, seven, and then five based on the Japanese count sounds and not English syllables. A traditional haiku usually contains the season or nature in which the poem is set.

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