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Haiku

I have recently taken a large interest in Haiku Poetry, something i have never heard of before. Haiku is a form of japanese poetry. It is a poem of 3 lines, which captures a fleeting image, a sense of beauty, wonder or sadness. It consists of only 17 syllables. The first line containing 5, the second 7 and the third 5. A haiku does not ryhme. Haiku poets write about everyday things, usually using simple words and grammer.

I feel that the beauty of this style is the challenge to successfully put the poems meaning and imagery in the readers mind in only 17 syllables over just 3 lines.

Here are a few that i liked.

Over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.

Written by Natsume Soseki

Stormy clouds approach
Foamy tides washing ashore
Passing storms allure

Written by Carmen C. Adams

The moment two bubbles
are united, they both vanish.
A lotus blooms. 
                     

Written by Kijo Murakami

Night, and the moon!
My neighbor, playing on his flute –
out of tune!

Written by Kójó

I have set my self the task of writting at least one Haiku poem a day, based on something i have seen that day or something that took place that day. This will commence from tomorrow 🙂

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October 28, 2008 Posted by | What is Haiku Poetry | | Leave a comment