Each stolen snowflake,
A sweet moment on the tongue
Lover’s farewell kiss
Ronovan blogged earlier this week about a new form of haiku and free verse, which he’s calling freku. He explains it like this:
By taking a standard poem … and then attempting to sum that poem up in the three lines of a Haiku, you have quite a challenge. It is almost like developing a proverb of an idea.
There is some more information here: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/new-form-of-haiku-poetry/
This is my attempt at this. The above haiku should be read in conjunction with the “magic” poem published earlier today – https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/magic/ . I’m fairly happy with both versions, in different ways. The poem allows more depth and narrative around the situation, and the haiku takes a snapshot of the central moment and crystallizes that.
Would love to hear any thoughts that you have on either or both poems 🙂