Assignment for April, 2018
The big four: Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson, Kobayashi Issa, and Masoaka Shiki.
5-7-5, nature, six senses, brief moment in time
古池や 蛙飛び込む 水の音
• Haibun (Collection of five haiku under a single theme)
• Tanka 5-7-5-7-7
AABBA rhyme scheme
A limerick is a humorous, frequently bawdy, verse of three long and two short lines rhyming aabba, popularized by Edward Lear.
Edward Lear Home Page
a fly and a fly in a flue
couldn’t decide what to do
said the fly “let us flee”
said the flea “let us fly”
so they fled through a flaw in the flue
-based on original by Ogden Nash
Writing Social Justice Poetry