EZ-PZ Writes

Sometimes, the most meaningful messages are shared through the fewest words.” - Julie B. Campbell

EZ-PZ Writes is a series of my posts consisting of poems written with brevity in mind.

For example:


Unlike 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 little or no punctuation. The first letter should not be capitalized but written in lower case.


Pi-ku – A three-line poem. The first line has three syllables. The second line is one syllable. The third line has four syllables. The Pi-ku originated from Pi Day celebrated March 14th (3/14) around the world. Thus the 3/1/4 syllable count.

The American Sentence

A poetry form invented by the American Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the mid-1980’s as a twist on traditional haiku. Like haiku, American Sentences consist of 17 syllables, but instead of being arranged into three lines, they are written as a single line or sentence. They also may or may not have a title. 


Haiku contains three lines following the short-long-short, 3-5-3, 2-3-2, (5-7-5 traditional) syllable count. Your haiku should contain approximately twelve syllables. We write haiku about nature, the seasons, a beautiful moment in nature, an emotional experience while in nature, or change. Haiku are untitled. The use of a Kigo (season word) is optional. Haiku do not rhyme. Do not use metaphors or similes in haiku.

Ref – https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2021/09/05/how-to-start-crafting-syllabic-poetry/


Senryu (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.

Ref – http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/senryu.html

These examples are just a few the short poetic forms.


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