Pain of life one leads,
Does not wither but exceeds.
Given winds of change,
My mind turns and twists, derange.
Torn ‘tween will and want,
What is it I can’t, I don’t?
Cowed by maddened, dim lit eyes,
Failure I despise.
I yearn arms embrace,
But fate voids every trace.
Feelings remain deep,
I spurn my foe, night thief sleep.
To the sun promise may rise,
Reason for these tear filled eyes.
My love is a lump,
A cause for heart’s gasps for breath,
Consumes all my thoughts.
Hello everyone. Today I’m introducing something I believe is new. A normal poem followed by a Haiku that sums up the poem. I am calling this a Freku at this time. Write a normal poem, if you wish, followed by a Haiku that sums up the poem. Free verse plus Haiku equals Freku.
Can you take a poem and then sum it up in three lines of Haiku? Or perhaps the other way around? Look for an article (NEW FORM of Haiku & Poetry) coming soon to explain in more detail but I think this section covers it.
For mine I attempted a 5-7-5-7 for the first stanza, repeat for the next two, but at the end I include two more 7-7. And to wrap it all up I created a Haiku that sums up the poem.
I wrote a normal poem first then worked it down to the 5-7-5-7 patterns. That was as a challenge to myself.