We’re delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: Poet’s Choice, wine, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 2 October 2019. A very big thank you to Kathy Munro for putting this edition together.
Wishing you all a beautiful Sunday,
with love from Xenia xxx
Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.
Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/250 s – ISO 200 and f/6.3 – 1/60 s – ISO 800.
Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #107: Fall Foliage
Grace at dVerse Poets invites us to write a Lai or a Lai Nouveau and I have opted for the Lai Nouveau at my first attempt.
A Lai is a French poetry form consisting of a five-syllable couplet followed by a two-syllable line. The number of lines in each stanza is fixed at nine and the couplets must rhyme with each other, as must the two-syllable lines. The number of stanzas is not fixed and each stanza has its own rhyme pattern. The stanza’s rhyme pattern is: a a b a a b a a b.
A Lai Nouveau is considered to be slightly more challenging than the Lai. It has an eight-line stanza and is similar in idea to the Villanelle. In the Lai Nouveau the first two lines are the refrain and are used as the last lines of the subsequent verses with the last verse including the refrain lines in reverse order. The stanza rhyme patterns are: A1 A2 b a a b a a and a a b a a b A2 A1.