Category: Poetry

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The Whys and Wherefores of Writing Poetry

In the last issue, without any fanfare, I introduced Haiku Heaven. Now I’d like to explain why. First of all, why poetry? Hundreds of studies have shown that writing poetry improves our mental and physical...

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The Haiku View

Haiku is a style of poetry, originating in Japan, which is structured on a metrical pattern of 17 units; in English most often seen as a three-line pattern of 5-7-5 syllables.  It generally involves elements...