Sunday, December 2, 2012

Wri ting In Hai ku. Is Not That Ea sy To Do. Try It And You'll See...

Having known about Haiku for sometime,
I'm now discovering more about this beautiful Japanese Poetry style and attempting to write to it's disciplines with Nature being its most important theme.
Written in Japanese, it will appear vertically in one line and contain seventeen syllables.
Haiku written in English will appear in three lines with exactly five syllables in the first, seven in the second and five again in the third, making a total of seventeen syllables.
Haiku uses an economy of words and its content doesn't always appear to reveal all.
You might enjoy this Haiku written by the poet WandaKR
Full moon hanging low
Cuts a golden path across
A sleeping ocean...
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  1. I have to comment at the very clever 17 syllable count in your post title - well done. People with a disciplined focus wil enjoy this beautiful but challenging style of writing and may want to expand into the other key Japanese forms alongside Haiku - Senryu and Tanka..

  2. Gold en sun ris es
    Peeps o ver the hor iz on
    Breaks the sleep ing night

  3. Yaaay Licorice, that was brilliant! but you don't need to show the gaps - give your ' ku a title e.g. Sunrise(a Haiku). That my friend was a perfect 'ku because the true haiku relates to nature - 5 stars!!