Click the link above for another “wow” post from Mick E Talbot, in which he combines an acrostic with the monoku haiku form. I was unfamiliar with monoku (see links below for definitions and example), but it pricked my interest.
Cherry blossoms fall despite my plea…Stay
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Poetry Definition of Monoku
A haiku in a single horizontal line.
an icicle the moon drifting through it
Matsuo Allard (Bird Day Afternoon, High/Coo Press, 1978)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku_in_English One line (monoku)
The most common variation from the three-line standard is one line, sometimes called a monoku. It emerged from being more than an occasional exception during the late 1970s.
The single-line haiku usually contains fewer than seventeen syllables. A caesura (pause) may be appropriate, dictated by sense or speech rhythm (following the traditional Japanese tradition of a break, marked by the Kireji), and usually little or no punctuation.
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