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#NationalPoetryDay – a Haiku for scattering ashes

Two November girls

scatter his ashes at sea;

sad wild waves thunder.


For those not familiar with the term Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry, Japanese haiku have been traditionally composed in 5-7-5 syllables, so 17 in total. When poets started writing English haiku in the 1950’s, they adopted this 5-7-5 form, now this considered to be “traditional” English haiku.


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