NaPoWriMo Day 10

Today’s prompt was to write a hay(na)ku). (No, I’d never heard of it before either.) The form is a variant on the haiku and consists of a three-line stanza, where the first line has one word, the second line has two words, and the third line has three words. A hay(na)(ku) can exist on its own or as a stanza in a longer poem consisting of several hay(na)(ku).

I’ve just written a short story in epistolary form entitled ‘Wild at Heart’ in which I’ve imagined Emily Bronte’s diary entries from the age of six until she died, aged thirty, from pneumonia. Since my head is currently stuffed with Emily and the fictional worlds she created, I thought I’d let my hay(na)(ku) go the same way …

Wild At Heart

Cathy

and Heathcliff

fell in love:

*

he

a wild

gypsy child and

*

she

a fiery

passionate creature who

*

dared

to love

where she chose.

*

The

height of

their passion was

*

the

depth of

their agonising despair.

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