Some Haiku, A Tanka, and a Cinquain Poem

Chris Breva By Chris Breva, 18th Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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I hope you all enjoy the following poems as much as I enjoyed writing them. It is always a thrill for me to introduce new material because I I dearly love to write poetry. I have taken the liberty of explaining the forms in a little bit of detail here. I hope you enjoy that too.

Some Haiku, A Tanka, and a Cinquain Poem

I am facing a 41/2 hour back surgery on June 24 so I want to post as much of my poetry online as I can between now and then. I will be laid up for several weeks afterwards and I don't know when I will be able to get back on here. So I want to post as much as I can between now and the time I go in. I hope you all enjoy my poetry as much as I enjoy writing it. The poetry I'm posting today is simply some cinquain, tanka, and haiku poetry. The tanka and haiku are Japanese forms; very beautiful and simplistic. The haiku is suppose to say basically nothing in 17 syllables or less. The Tanka is a longer Japanese form. It can be any form as long as it follows a basic 7-7-5-5-7 syllable verse. Many poets mix the order up so you see tankas in a variety of forms. I usually follow the pattern I described.

I am not sure of the background of the cinquain poem. I know that a proper cinquain is suppose to have the first word for the title and it stands by itself as a single word. Then the next line has the title repeated in two words. The third line has three verbs which describe an action of the previous nouns and adjectives. The fourth line has four words describing a feeling attached to the title. The fifth line repeats the tile in the same or usually another form.

I love these poetry forms because they are challenging to write. Here are some of mine:


The berries are ripe
and ready for picking each
June for those willing.


The groundhog was fat
and old when he went into
his burrow to sleep.


God disciplines his children
for their own good even though they
often do not understand
what is going on
due to problems with their faith.

feline animals
meowing, purring, mousing
Love to sleep/ Sunshine

Some more of my haikus

More Haiku

Life on the Farm- A Roundel Poem

When you Left- A Roundel Poem

Falling Snow - A Triolet Poem

He Had to Come- an epic


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author avatar Chris Breva
I am a poet and editor of Mid-Ohio Valley Poetry Magazine. I have published four books of poetry in my lifetime. I write about a wide variety of topics. I really enjoy poetry.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
18th Jun 2013 (#)

first lots of healing to you...and then thank you for this quite lovely poem....much light for the highest good....

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author avatar Chris Breva
19th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you very much CN. I deeply appreciate it.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
19th Jun 2013 (#)

Lovely...thanks Chris...

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author avatar Chris Breva
19th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you CN and Delicia. I appreciate your comments.

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