April 17, 2016: Poetry Writing Prompt – Michael Virga

On this International Haiku Poem Day 2016 write a poem featuring the Haiku.

Haiku – for such a small creation, has generated a literary history(lit story) of essays, competitions, and anthologies attempting to capture the essence of this elusive image-driven short form that lingers butterfly-like at the tip of the Mount Olympus of poetry — not survival of the fittest – the enduring existence of the Inspired

On this one day of 365 – the 17th day in NPM – treat the haiku to a poem of your making a haiku homage or a stance exploratory experimental or even anti-haiku

the haiku is
not heavy
handed

perhaps in haiku form as a series of haiku stanzas or any other free or metrical form – for example a long-winded pantoum on the non-repetitive one-breath haiku poem


This poetry writing prompt submitted by Michael Virga.

If you write a poem from this prompt, post it as a comment underneath the prompt in the Poetry Super Highway Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/poetrysuperhighway

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