Monday, 2 July 2012

Haiku

Haiku 

Haiku in English is a development of the Japanese  haiku poetry form.

Most commonly haiku uses
three lines of up to 17 syllables
use of a season word
use of a cut, sometimes with a punctuation mark, to compare two images.



The idea is basically to paint a picture using few words and without "showing all".


Here is my (winning !) entry for Writers Online One Word Challenge on the word SHIMMER




Glistening pollen

leaves shimmering afterglow

on butterfly wings








Haiku


Haiku 

Haiku in English is a development of the poetic form of Japanese haiku in the English language.

Usually in English the criteria is 

Using three lines of up to 17 syllables
Using a season word (kigo)
Use of a cut or kire to compare 2 images

Haiku uses an economical amount of words to paint a multi- tiered painting without telling all. 

As Matsuo Bashō puts it "The haiku that reveals seventy to eighty percent of it's subject is good. Those that reveal fifty to sixty percent, we never tire of "

Here my (winning!) entry on the word "Shimmer" for the






Last minute Haiku

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                                     Glistening pollen
l                            eaves shimmering afterglow
on butterfly wings