I was curious to know what the blog Shiteki Na Usagi was all about when I saw it mentioned (by way of a comment link 😉 ) on The Red Wolf Poems blog…and found a new poetry from which came from thedVerse Poet’s Pub! What a long road for a short poetry form…for it’s very short indeed, just 10 syllables in all!
“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.”for dVerse
Irresistable! So, now along with the beloved haiku, senryu, elfje, shadorma etc. I have a new category to add – the tilus!
spring bird’s estatic song
calm day breaks into storm
sweet sunshine rising warm
Here’s: Shiteki Na Usagi where I found the poetry form and dVerse where Tawnya found it.
I felt the same way when I read about the form on the dVerse site. Thanks for joining in the fun. 🙂
Nice to have found you and the form…thanks for the great post! 🙂
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The play with seasonal change told a complete story that can be associated with the stages in life. Beautifully clever! smiles.
Thanks…I’m afraid that I’d thought that the tilus was only to be about seasonal change…happy to see that the rest of nature can be coverd too!
Great post. I tried s shadorma and now I will give a tilus a try. Just wonderful.
Thanks Melanie, I’m happy you enjoy working with new forms too…keeps us on our toes! Georgia