Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Not so long ago Björn introduced a new 'little one' at Carpe Diem. It's an extraordinary poetry-form created by 'Kelvin S.M.' ... this poem is called 'tilus' and is in a way similar to haiku. The 'tilus' works with counting syllables and has nature and humans as part of it.
It's a great form, but not an easy one, but ... well ... never walk away from a good challenge heh ...!
Tilus [tee-loo-hz] is a form created by Kelvin S.M. and falls under the category of micro poetry. The form is divided into two parts: the first part is composed of two lines following a 6-3 syllable
count; the second part, a one-syllable word to close and/or complete the subject layered in the first part.
The whole piece must, only, contain 10 in overall syllable count. The main focus of Tilus is on the world of Nature, and how it can open a new door to a wider understanding of life and beyond. The form aims to be epic in emotions expressed, more importantly,than to be epic in words.
A few examples by Kelvin S.M.:
Life ... let me fall in you
clean as a
Old crow wears red; night has
River blue: I quaff clouds
As you can see and read this isn't an easy form of micro-poetry ... it's even shorter than a haiku and shorter as an 'eye-blink' ... so this is a real challenge.
A first try:
after a rainy day
Or another one, in celebrating the full moon, my love, as you all know.
almost full flower moon
(*) 'full flower moon' is the one of the names for the full moon of May.
This is really not an easy form. Mostly my haiku are flowing from my pencil, but tilus ... more time needed thinking and re-thinking ... I like it and I hope you all will like it or least try it once.
reaching for the spring sun
|Credits: Sunflowers - Van Gogh|
Awesome! What a nice poetry form ... I think I will become addicted to this form ... or ... no, haiku will stay my addiction!
This episode of CD's "Little Ones" is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until June 25th at noon. For now have fun, be inspired and try this Tilus at least once!