B&P Shadorma & Beyond – The Hay(na)ku

Hello World, this is Bastet presenting another poetic form.

As you can see by our title, the form I’m presenting is called ‘The Hay(na)ku‘ and it’s a fairly recently created form (2003) by poet Eileen Tabios (born 1960) an award-winning Filipino-American poet and writer well known for her prose poetry. The Hay(na)ku has become pretty well-known in poetic circles (The name “hay(na)ku” was coined by Vince Gotera).

With a name like hay(na)ku, we know that we’re into micro-poetry and this is just about as micro as you can get! It’s a tercet with just 6 words – line one is one word, line two – two words and line three – three words. That’s it. There’s no syllable count or rhyming requirements etc.



Him Indoors
Together we live

A cosy home
In Bavaria

Is everywhere
Keeping us warm

My sweetheart
To love and cherish
No one else
Only you
Looking forward to old age
Together for love

(and now in Filipino)

At ako
Hanggang sa huli

Hirap at ginhawa
Kapiling ka

(c) ladyleemanila 2015

For: B&P Shadorma & Beyond



  1. Bastet · November 28, 2015

    Love your love poem … so very sweet 🙂 and thanks for linking up!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. writersdream9 · November 28, 2015

    Perfect words; perfect song! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jazzytower · November 29, 2015

    Lovely! That song is a perfect accompaniment:) heard it before but never really paid attention to the lyrics.

    Liked by 1 person

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