Haiku Sonnet

Today’s #vss365 word prompt is Rufous, and I thought I would try writing a haiku sonnet, which is a 4 3-liner haiku plus a couplet of either 5 or 7 syllables adds up to 14 lines, the same number of lines found in a sonnet.

Rufous hummingbird
Flitting from flower to flower
A flash of bright red

Rufous is the hue
Of autumn leaves and sunsets
Warm and comforting

Rufous fur and eyes
A loyal fox companion
Smart and cunning too

Rufous pottery
Ancient art of the Andes
Rich in history

Four haikus combined
Each with five, seven, five beats
A haiku sonnet


A diamante poem, or diamond poem, is a style of poetry that comprises seven lines. The text forms the shape of a diamond. The form was developed by Iris Tiedt in A New Poetry Form: The Diamante.

This is my favorite form for sharing on Instagram.

a diamante poem, Rufous
Glowing, warming, soothing
Sunset, pottery, grass, jade
Cooling, calming, refreshing
Cerulean, Eric Montgomery,