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The American Haiku
Free Republic ^ | 09-23-07 | Neuromancer

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.


TOPICS: Poetry
KEYWORDS: americanhaiku; poetry
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1 posted on 09/23/2007 10:36:15 AM PDT by Neuromancer
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To: Neuromancer


The American Haiku was developed over a period of several years on an internet web site called FREEREPUBLIC.COM.

I would like to thank the owner, operators and financial donors who provide this public forum for allowing me, without condition, such a frivolous use of their bandwidth.

The American Haiku is a direct descendant of the traditional Japanese art form.

It contains nine, and only nine, beats and retains the homage to nature.

It is sometimes titled and sometimes not.

Neuromancer




2 posted on 09/23/2007 10:37:01 AM PDT by Neuromancer
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To: Neuromancer


This collection of American Haikus is dedicated to my friend Kate and the summer we shared



3 posted on 09/23/2007 10:38:00 AM PDT by Neuromancer
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To: Neuromancer

CONSCIOUS
SURRENDER


4 posted on 09/23/2007 10:38:56 AM PDT by Neuromancer
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BARREN LIMBS OF THE HEART

Hewn as deadwood
With a
Trusting
Smile
      
     
    
   
  
 

5 posted on 09/23/2007 10:39:43 AM PDT by Neuromancer
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BETWEEN THE WARM

Entwined adrift
Silent
In the
Sun


                       
       

               

     
    

6 posted on 09/23/2007 10:40:20 AM PDT by Neuromancer
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To: Neuromancer
 
  
        
     
                       
 
       

        

A PERFECT SHORE

Where lake
And stone
Dare yield
To soft
Eyes
      
     
    
   
  
 

7 posted on 09/23/2007 10:41:47 AM PDT by Neuromancer
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To: Neuromancer
 
  


DARK RIVERS MUST FLOW

The gnawing things
And coyotes
Know



8 posted on 09/23/2007 10:42:52 AM PDT by Neuromancer
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To: Neuromancer
The first time someone mentioned Haiku, I looked it up in my unabridged dictionary.
The nearest I came was Haik which is a seldom used Norse word meaning Tramp.
So tramp u!
9 posted on 09/23/2007 10:44:16 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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BLOOD ON THE PARTING DOOR

Scars speak
Too much
When the days
Grow cool



10 posted on 09/23/2007 10:45:59 AM PDT by Neuromancer
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AT THE LEAVING

You took
The desert
And I
The sea


                       
       

               

     
    

11 posted on 09/23/2007 10:46:52 AM PDT by Neuromancer
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HIGH DESERT SAGE OFFERS UP A SENSORY EXPLOSION WHEN HELD IN A WARM HUMAN HAND.

THE TRUSTING HEART IS LITTLE DIFFERENT

      
     
    
   
  
 

12 posted on 09/23/2007 10:47:21 AM PDT by Neuromancer
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To: Kay Syrah; Camachee; bentfeather; January24th

I would be greatly pleased if you would visit my work.


13 posted on 09/23/2007 10:50:25 AM PDT by Neuromancer
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To: Neuromancer

Hello Neuromancer, thank you for thinking of me.

Your work is just a beautiful as I remember from years past.
I shall try to write some haiku, I am not good at it, but I will try.

You will see that my screen name has changed, Soaring Feather and bentfeather are the same person.


14 posted on 09/23/2007 11:41:04 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Neuromancer

Post #8 is amazingly beautiful and haunting.


15 posted on 09/23/2007 11:43:18 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather

Thank you for the kind comments.

On one of the last days of summer, and of our relationship we sat at this very spot and listened to the animals of the night.

I had never seen the river so dark.


16 posted on 09/23/2007 12:39:13 PM PDT by Neuromancer
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To: Neuromancer; theFIRMbss

Sometimes when I’m drunk
I start vain haiku threads here
Ah, but is it art?


17 posted on 09/23/2007 5:03:43 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
Sometimes when I’m drunk
I start vain haiku threads here
Ah, but is it art?

Alas, I know not
This man of mystery, this
Art of whom you speak.

18 posted on 09/23/2007 5:13:37 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum
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To: martin_fierro


THE SUBSTANCE OF VANITY

Wispy clouds
Dancing
Neath the
Damp sky

19 posted on 09/23/2007 5:34:09 PM PDT by Neuromancer
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To: Neuromancer

Seeking, Searching, Never Finding

A clever way to BookMark Haikus


Comment #20 Removed by Kevmo



20 posted on 09/23/2007 10:14:37 PM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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