Recently I did a post based on the tilus which I’d discovered through The Red Wolf Poems Blog. Bjorn also introduced it to the Carpe Diem blog…but both discovered the form through dVerse Poet’s Pub. It’s a tricky form. I’d advise you to go and look at the link below, which will take you to the Carpe Diem Haiku Kai post which contains many examples.
So, for Carpe Diem’s Little Ones I’m going to try a series of tilus! Very similar to a haiku in the sense that the main focus is on nature, it has a 10 syllable count: 6 – 3 – 1, it was invented by Kelvin S. M.
summer’s come … nostalgia
fills my heart …
fire flies flash …
river flows quickly by
racing past …
remembered desert heat
Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Little Ones