Kimo poems are an Israeli version of haiku. It is claimed that there was a need for more syllables when writing haiku style poems in Hebrew. That said, most of the rules are still familiar to traditional haiku:
3 lines. No rhymes.
10 syllables in the first line,
7 syllables in the second,
6 syllables in the third.
The Kimo focuses on a single image (kind of like a snapshot). So it's uncommon to have any movement happening in Kimo poems.
So, here is my kimo poem. Give it a try...
I stand in awe among the giant trees
This glorious cathedral
While silence surrounds me.
©Alan j Wright
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