Haikimerick: An Experimental Poetic Form

April 4, 2012
By A.Devonport BRONZE, Glendale, Arizona
A.Devonport BRONZE, Glendale, Arizona
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There once was a man
Nantucket was his homeland
He found a bucket
His head, in it, he stuck it
His name, Steely Dan.

The author's comments:
This poem is an initial experiment with a new poetic form which I call the Haikimerick. As the name suggests, it is the fusion of a haiku and a Limerick: Its syllable structure us 5-7-5-7-5, and its rhyme scheme is AABBA. The material of this particular poem is mostly filler, as it is only meant to showcase the experimental structural combination, but I am optimistic about the Haikimerick's capability for emotional expression. Research is already under way for the Epic Haikimerick, which will entail over a dozen Haikimericks strung into a single narrative.

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