Do you write haiku?
I don’t write the poems, but like to read them. Breaking that mold, here’s a meme for us:
Write a haiku (or two) that depicts your garden. Give us your poetic impression of your view of your garden in Haiku, post it in the comments and I will list them in a post.
Just because it seems like a fun thing to do.
short description of Haiku follows in the “read more” section…
Wikipedia says Haiku is “three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 ;typically contain a kigo, or seasonal reference” [see previous post]…and a “cutting word” “Kireji (切れ字, lit. “cutting word”) is the term for a special category of words used in certain types of Japanese traditional poetry”
“kireji may be represented by punctuation (typically by a dash or an ellipsis)” -in that case my writing style is ready for haiku;)
From what I understand it doesn’t have to be formal and it doesn’t have to incorporate the specific elements mentioned. It can just follow the “English” rules:
Some of the more common practices in English are:
* Use of three (or fewer) lines of 17 or fewer syllables;
* Use of a season word (kigo);
* Use of a cut (sometimes indicated by a punctuation mark) paralleling the Japanese use of kireji, to contrast and compare, implicitly, two events, images, or situations.
Ok- get ready get set….go! Write your garden haiku. Just so you know everyone is welcome, I’ll try my hand at it- no laughing (too hard) 😀
OF course, Joanne is welcome to write an entire posting of her Haiku, if she wants to . No pressure. LOL!
=====updated to add:
If you weren’t aware that Joanne both twitters and consistently posts her updates in haiku poetry…
you might get a few more of these %]
– overgrowth –
figs heavy with sweetest fruit
the poison ivy…
tweet this morning:
-bonsai bench –
concrete Kwan Yin smiles
her sweet gaze a blessing on
all the little trees.
bent in determined armed will
Nature is victor!
soapy cream-white bloom
opens on the summer noon
…washes seasons dust.
this is why I don’t write poetry- but hope it encourages you to try- you know you can do better:)
these are very nice haiku. it is all about paring away to the essential image and you have
done it quite well. who says you cant write poetry?
pale green climbing vine
tiny blooms, hypnotic scent
you are the only brave “chicken” to try it, my friend!!
give it time…like the garden