Today I am revisiting haiku poetry, one of my favorite poetic forms. In my first haiku post (which you can find here), I discussed the structure of haiku, which is most commonly comprised of three lines of 5-7-5 syllables and often focuses on some element of nature.
The double haiku is simply a pair of haikus focusing on the same subject or connected by a common element. These are fun to play with, especially if you love “short and sweet” poetry, like I do! ☺
Here is a double haiku I wrote a few years ago following a trip to the zoo with my boys. I always love watching the emus—they are so haughty and funny!
By Becky Shillington
Dame Emu struts by
High stepping, feathers ruffling
Glancing left, then right
Head cocked, her eyes say
“Look at me, lowly subject
I’m Queen for the day!”
photo courtesy of http://www.creamygoodness.co.uk/