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Opening Lines: Sometimes the clock strikes thirteen

Started by AlanSummers, January 19, 2015, 05:21:21 PM

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Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for the terrific haiku!  :)

warm regards,


From Rebecca Drouilhet
Quote from: whitedove on May 07, 2015, 05:12:24 PM


I have another with an unusual first line that will be published in Frogpond in their summer 2015 issue.  Good luck with your project.  Rebecca Drouilhet

Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page


"The Seven Points of Haiku":

Enjoy 'looking into the eye of the #haiku' & not just 'around it'.

An example of opening lines with commentary can be seen at:


extra note:

Finding an opening line is always an adventure! Whether the first line is a single line fragment, or the start of your two line 'phrase' section, or the first words of a monoku one line haiku or even a duostich.

Remember that if you create a collection of poems, that variety is good for the reader!

Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page


Creature of habit
Ensared by his own routine
Can never be free

All alone standing
On the beach contemplating
At the sea inside

Your biggest weakness
Is your greatest potential
Alchemy of life

Teacher and student
Both learn from time together
Eternal lessons

My aim in this life
To arrow towards my goal
And bow to nothing


Friend gone in the night
I stay here another day
Rest left in morning

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