Kimo Days 12 – 13

i shall never grow weary of the greens
the blues and the golden hues
of summer in full bloom

nor tire of listening to songbirds
frogs, crickets and cicadas,
the rain pitapatting


Kimo poems are an Israeli version of haiku. Apparently, there was a need for more syllables in Hebrew. That said, most of the rules are still familiar:
• 3 lines.
• No rhymes.
• 10 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 6 in the third.

Also, the kimo is focused on a single frozen image (kind of like a snapshot). So it’s uncommon to have any movement happening in kimo poems.

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