Windsor's fairytale 19th May 2018 (haiku sonnet)

by - Mr. Darcy   May 20, 2018


expectation waits
poised against marble columns
the world is watching
white silk floats on stone
feathering towards her Prince
who receives his dream
lasting for all time
love forges a golden bond
'till death do us part
anthem fades away
as the wedding couple step
into married life
a union of culture
driving away in light blue



- Mr. Darcy
© 2018.


I realise this is not a haiku form - it is more, a senyru: a poem of human nature.

Haiku Sonnets

The haiku sonnet is an experimental form:
Formally, it combines four haiku and a final two-line "couplet" consisting of seven syllable and/or five syllable lines, making 14 lines.
Conceptually, it's an attempt to wed two like and unlike forms. The sonnet a quintessential western poetic form, defined by the order and rationality of its problem-resolution organization. Depending how you see it, the haiku might be just as organized-haiku certainly have strong rules and conventions. Because haiku can rely, just as a sonnet does, on a sort of reversal-a "volta" in sonnets, a "kireji" in haiku-they may be distant cousins. However, haiku are eastern, and, where sonnets are rational, haiku are resonant. Where sonnets solve-or attempt to solve-haiku observe.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Merope

    I have never heard of Haiku Sonnets before now, and they are intriguing. By all rights, conceptually it is hard to think how would one even make them coexist in a cohesive manner but after reading this poem, it seems like the answer is: masterfully. This is poetic excellence.

  • 1 year ago

    by Khadz

    Wow !! Mr. Darcy this is such a wonderful write and explaining about sonnet and Haiku just wow !! Loved your writing :) add to my fav

  • 1 year ago


    Hey Mr. Darcy, wonderful, can you send Harry and Meghan a copy? As for me, like King David said about understanding God; it's too high for me, I cannot attain it! Glad Ben nominated it, added to my favorites!

  • 1 year ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Ben you beat me to it I want my money back LOL

  • 1 year ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Thx, Ben. I was hoping this would slip you by. Lol

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