Recently, haiku writing has taken over my daily thoughts. I catch myself counting words in syllables and whispering short phrases at any moment that catches my attention. Then I thought, why not feed my obsession for haiku by delving deeper into the ancient art form and keep up a consistent writing practice for myself.
First, to find a credited image and work out a little haiku. Sounds simple enough to handle.
As a novice student on haiku writing, I plan and hope to add snippets of information about this short Japanese poetry form. This will help organize my study notes and serve as a reference for later brain memory loss.
(I know. What a monkey brain…please bear with me!)
Did you know…?
Masaoka Shiki, a Japanese (later 19th century) writer decided to change the word, hokku to haiku…
That traditional haiku consists of 17 syllables, written in three phrases of 5, 7, 5. …
That modern haiku says you can break the rule on syllables–just go with the flow.
Going with the flow…
For you, my Darling
our daily postcard to you
Your daughter is nine –
Curly head girl awaits mail
Love forgives –
your return to sender stamp
Thanks, as always.
What thoughts do you hold about the timeless haiku style of writing?