Way Up High On A Mountain

Overlooking the vast world


A woman standing on a top of the nountain, celebrating lige with her arms thrown high.
Image courtesy of Pixabay

A High-ku (Japanese format)

A High-ku follows the following format

  • There must be 3 lines.
  • There must be 17 syllables.
  • The first line should be 5 syllables, the second line should be 7 syllables, and the third line should be 5 syllables.

On top of the world,

Feeling I can touch the clouds,

Standing on the peak.

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Colleen Millsteed

Top Writer in Poetry. I’m a Finance Manager with a love of both numbers and words.