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Poetry Guide: SciFaiku

SciFaiku (science fiction haiku) is a form of poetry invented by Tom Brinck in 1995 and inspired by the Japanese haiku. Scifaiku explores science and science fiction themes. They are based on the principles of the haiku but are free to deviate from its structure. For example:

Next time you hear
crickets fiddling, watch out
for tiny spaceships.
– Yvonne Aburrow

Brinck wrote the The SciFaiku Manifesto in 1995 in which he declared of the principles of scifaiku. See The SciFaiku Manifesto.

Scifaiku follow three major principles – minimalism, immediacy and human insight:

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