Skip to comments.The American Haiku
Posted on 09/23/2007 10:36:13 AM PDT by Neuromancer
Haiku, a traditional form of Japanese poetry, is a short verse of 17 syllables in three metrical sections (lines) of 5-7-5 syllables. A compact yet profound and evocative form, haiku gives an objective, suggestive, pithy and fleeting picture of its subject.
What is said is important but what is unsaid may be more important. The poet may talk of nature but what he is conveying may be some deep feeling, an intuition or a concrete experience of life. Haiku is more concerned with human emotion or with experience than with human acts, and nature is used to reflect or suggest that emotion.
| Don't know about art.
Don't know much about nature.
But this is Anna.
So good to see your work again. As always, restrained, spare, evocative. Thanks for the ping.
You are very kind to visit.
Along with the syllable count and line structure, haiku typically represents the intersection of the temporal with the infinite. Frog jumps in pond, etc.
A lovely work! Thanks for pinging me.
The intensity and honesty of your poetry has always inspired me.
Thank you for the wonderful exchanges in the B Room and the focused freedom you provided at Kingsley Station.
I miss your writing and wish you would post more.
old ones gather near
ritual of dance excites
yellow aspen groves quiver
fall rains dreary dark
bone chilling quivering cold
night from day in doubt
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