Ez-Pz Writes – July 1, 2022

pathway to options somewhere, nowhere, anywhere take them or leave them

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. – Henry David Thoreau

A Monoku is a type of poem which is made up of a single horizontal line. Traditionally considered as a haiku writing, it is currently accepted as a variant of the haiku form of poetry. Monoku emerged as an independent style of poetry in the 1970s.

-Eugi

Image by Felix Merler from Pixabay

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27 Comments

  1. My knowledge of poetry is increasing, thank you

  2. Povely poem expressing an essential truth. We have many more options than we realize. <3

  3. Lovely poem…typos are out to get me!

  4. Keeping agile mentally will help the physical 🙂

  5. Beautiful photograph and beautiful quote.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

  6. Excellent choice of Quote… Love H.D. Thoreau…. He spoke lots of wisdom.. <3

  7. Beautiful photograph and the poem.

  8. Each word written in a Monoku can represent a single human step I reason.

    • Yes, it can be read as you wish. For example, it can be read as a haiku –

      pathway to options
      somewhere, nowhere, anywhere
      take them or leave them

  9. That quote strikes all the right chords!!! I never knew about Monoku, thanks for sharing.

  10. Well you can’t go wrong with that can you all the options available.

  11. Furabuluss Mononku again Miss Eugi! You REELLY xcell at this form of poe-etry!
    ***nose rubss*** BellaDharma an <3 BellaStia Mum

    Pee S: BellaSita meowed to mee yore poe-em iss furry innsightfull two. And shee sayss shee will reememburr it fore efurr!

  12. interesting. Does it have a maximum amount of words?

    • No, but it is 17 syllables – here is more information.

      Unlike the Haiku which is made up of three outlines with a total of seventeen syllables, Monoku features a single line consisting of seventeen syllables or even fewer.

      It contains a pause brought about by speech rhythm with slight or no punctuation. The first letter should not be capitalized – but instead written in lower case.

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