Mar 31, 2011

Kimo Verse Form

The Kimo verse was developed in Israel. This post-Haiku poetic form evolved from the need for more than 5, 7, and 5 syllables to create a Haiku in Hebrew. It consists of three lines of 10, 7, and 6 syllables.

Schematic:
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Kimo usually describes one frozen scene that has no movement in it. Rhyme not necessary. Give Kimo a try. Stretch your poetic Haiku legs a bit and explore this lesser known poetic form.

My examples are a little on the dark side, but that’s just the way it goes sometimes.


Mind encased in a cage stronger than steel
The bars made by unwanted thoughts
No escape in sight

~ * ~ ~ * ~ ~ * ~

When darkness falls it’s a welcome relief
The daylight makes it too hard
To keep up the pretence

~ * ~ ~ * ~ ~ * ~

Standing on the edge of the soul’s abyss
Unable to see forward
The light fades to darkness

4 comments:

Tara Tyler said...

Nice verse!
I always like your writing =)

C R Ward said...

Thank you Tara, that's so kind of you to say. :-)

vivinfrance said...

I'm glad I arrived here via a google search for Kimo. I like your blog and your poems

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