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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry

Invented Forms

 

The SciFaiku is what the name implies, science fiction haiku an invented verse form introduced by Tom Brinck in 1995. Scifaiku combines science fiction themes with the some of the elements of the haiku.

 

The Scifaiku is:

  • minimal, in the moment with human insight.
  • written with a haiku frame, normally, 17 syllables or less. The poem can be written in the classic 3 lines of 5-7-5 or a variation of line and syllable count. (because of the nature of the subject some techinical words could exceed the standard syllable count per line therefore, as long as minimal amount of words and syllables are used to get the point across, there could be more or less than 17 syllables in the poem.
  • composed with a single concept or image.
  • written with "uncluttered and direct words".
  • written in the moment.
  • finding the Ah-ha, light bulb realization through the understanding of the possibilities of science.

     

    poets dance with words

    cyber ballroom fills with song

    line dancing in space

    -judi van gorder

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