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Monday, July 27, 2009

My First Chaiku Poem

What are Haiku and Chaiku Poems?
Honestly I just heard those two kinds of poems several weeks ago at an online writing community where I have joint. They looked interesting to me. I prefered to learn Chaiku than Haiku because Chaiku is much easier than Haiku.

What is Haiku Poem?

According to Wikipedia:

If you're interested to learn more about Haiku Poem, you should visit this link.

Picture above: Reading a Haiku Poem



What is Chaiku Poem?

Chaiku is a neologism derived from the first two letters of Chinese and the last four of HAIKU. It refers to the notion that Chinese poetic meter can play the same role as the meter of haiku in the composition of verse in English. Chaiku consists of four lines, each containing four syllables, that is to say either four words of one syllable, or four syllables regardless of number of words. Chaiku may consist of one or more quatrains. Rhyme is permitted but not required.

After I read those explanations, I could not wait to start writing Chaiku Poem. Below is my first Chaiku Poem that I have edited several times and got final review from an expert member.

His review: You've done a great job of tweaking your chaiku to conform to the required four-syllables-per-line pattern. There is pleasant alliteration, particularly in the first and second quatrains, an added bonus. The rhythm is agreeable throughout.

And below is my first Chaiku, titled "SUMMER FUN" (Final editing), written on July 4th with final edited on July 27th, 2009. Enjoy!!!



Summer Fun


When sun shines hot
head burns like fire
warm body sweats
brownie baked skin

There people hate
many don’t like
stay inside cool
no hot, no sweat

But let us see
other people
under the sun
swim and enjoy

But let us see
other people
grill yummy foods
sweet tasty corns

But let us see
fun giggled kids
in swimming suits
splash in water

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Now I have collected my own three Chaiku Poems. I want to collect at least ten Chaiku Poems to complete my another poem anthology.


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6 comments:

donna510 3:57 PM  

Chaiku Poems ... it's new thing for me, probably i should try to make it.
Have a good day Fida!

Fida Abbott 7:50 PM  

Hi Donna,

I miss you.

I'm glad if you're interested to try.

Have a good day, too.

G 12:21 AM  

Fida, this is very interesting, yes, i want to try that too! Thanks for sharing :)

Fida Abbott 4:34 AM  

Hi G,
Cool. I can not wait to read your chaiku poem.

Thanks for your interest.

Dragonblogger 2:15 PM  

Thanks for the info, I learned what a Chaiku was from this post and how it differed from Haiku

Fida Abbott 2:30 PM  

Hi DB,

I hope you don't mind if I call you DB.

I'm glad you have learned Chaiku from this post. I hope someday you will try to write and let me know if you don't mind.

Thanks for leaving a message here.

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