monosyllabic

This year, I’m writing poetry for every word tasting in November. I’m calling it Povember. Today, a haiku.

monosyllabic
is not what it says it is
just like long

By the way, I record myself reading all my word tastings, including these poems. They’re usually up on the site (and on SoundCloud) by a week after, sometimes sooner, and they’re on Patreon for my patrons sooner than that.

3 responses to “monosyllabic

  1. You wrote:
    >> monosyllabic
    is not what it says it is
    just like long  <<

    monosyllabic, 
    your thought-provoking haiku,
    lacks two syllables.

    A standard haiku 
    has a 5-7-5 format
    like Hebrew SHeMa.

    The Shema prayer 
    is a 5-7-5 haiku,
    the oldest one known !

    SHe-Ma YiS-Ra-eL
    a-Do-SHeM e-Lo-Kay-Nu
    a-Do-SHeM e-KHaD

    Rough translation:
    Hear O Israel
    The Lord thy God
    The Lord is One.

    Ciao, Izzy

  2. polysyllabic
    though is what it says it is
    just like short

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