Haiku Exercise 2: brief 3-line nature poem with two juxtaposed images and '5-7-5' syllables

Haiku exercises from a Poetry Seminar
given at UCSC November 2009 by J. Zimmerman

Goal of this set of exercises:

Exercise 2: brief 3-line nature poem
with two juxtaposed images and '5-7-5' syllable

Your second poem will use the THREE core attributes of a "classical" haiku):

In Haiku Exercise 1, you were given the kigo image. Here, let's begin by developing your own kigo image:

Once you've established your kigo image with 5 syllables:

Extra practice with syllables:

Extra practice with morae:

For extra and more challenging practice do the same as the previous exercise with morae. To a good approximation:

Thus, the extra practice with morae is:

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