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Poetry in just 17 syllables

By Debra Dobbins

Originating in Japan, haiku poetry is now popular in many countries of the world.

The traditional English version of haiku requires that the poem be three lines. The first line should contain five syllables, the second should have seven, and the last line  should have five, for a total of 17 syllables. The subject of haiku is often nature.

Today I challenged myself to write a haiku, so here's one on the Colorado National Monument:

      Enduring layers
of sediment mutely note
  the vastness of time
 

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