Spring Clearing

(NaPoWriMo – Day 27, a hay(na)ku sonnet)

Stuffed
with stuff,
house of chaos.

Boxes
of papers
and plastic crap.

Why
do we
keep all this?

Precious
belongings — when
massed — become rediculous.

What do they
say about us?

The prompt for day 27 is to write a hay(na)ku, a form created by poet Eileen Tabios  and named by Vince Gotera. The hay(na)ku is a variant on haiku, consisting of a three-line stanza where the first line has one word, the second has two words, and the third has three words. The sonnet varient above (invented by Gotera) is made up of four hay(na)ku, adding up to twelve lines, and then a couplet of three words per line, each equivalent to the third line of a hay(na)ku. Phew!

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