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…