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Brief Description

A three line form created from six words.

Form Type:Word Count
Origins:Philippino
Creator:Eileen Tabios,
Number of Lines:3
Rhyme Scheme:Not Applicable
Meter:Not Applicable


Rules

1. The poem is 3 lines long forming a tercet.



2. Line one is 1 word long, line two is 2 words long and line three is 3 words long.



3. There are no restrictions on syllable count or rhyme etc.


Examples

Love

not good

when experienced alone.



Ben Johnson


Notes

Eileen Tabios orignally called the form "the Pinoy Haiku". Vince Gotera later proposed the name Hay(na)ku, which corresponds to a Tagalog phrase meaning 'oh!'.



The 'H' is silent making pronounciation like Ai-na-ku.



Reversed or chained Haynaku's are also possible.



See also:



Haiku,Tanka,Clarity Pyramid,Six Word Poem


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