A monoku about one of the cliches listed below. Please mention the cliche at the end of your monoku. Not on your notes, as that is not visible when judging contests. I have posted an example today.
- All that glitters isn't gold
- Don’t get your knickers in a twist
- Cat got your tongue?
- Only time will tell
- Fit as a fiddle
- Every cloud has a silver lining
- Opposites attract
- Don’t cry over spilt milk
- All is fair in love and war
- What goes around comes around
Remember that it is a MAXIMUM 17, it can be less but not over.
A reliable place to check syllables is on this website: www.howmaysyllables.com
Please make is HORIZONTAL and remember these rules:
Remember it is a haiku in one line. Monoku is written as a single line which contains seventeen syllables or less. It includes a caesura (a pause) dictated by a sense or speech rhythm with little or no punctuation. The first word in the line is not capitalized and is in lowercase.
New or old
Has to be a monoku (not longer than 17 syllables). Please read the definition.
Tradition reigned in haiku writing until the 1970s when a variant to the haiku was invented. It became known as the monoku.
The monoku is a one-line poem variation of the haiku. Three writers of poetry in the 1970s made the monoku popular as a form of haiku. They are:
- Marlene Mountain who wrote monoku in horizontal line
- Hiroaki Sato who translated Japanese haiku into one line in English. Sometimes that line is in vertical rather than horizontal form
- Matsuo Allard wrote essays in favor of the monoku form and published several magazines devoted to the form
Monoku is written as a single line which contains seventeen syllables or less. It includes a caesura (a pause) dictated by a sense or speech rhythm with little or no punctuation. The first word in the line is not capitalized and is in lowercase.