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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

My stint with Haiku

No no...i havent spelled it wrong..It's not that im going to try my hands on the traditional Hukka....This one though sounds familiar with 'HUKKA' but is poles apart in real sense.

A glance
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Haiku is a poetic form and a type of poetry from the Japanese culture. Haiku combines form, content, and language in a meaningful, yet compact form. The themes include nature, feelings, or experiences. Usually they use simple words and grammar. The most common form for Haiku is three short lines. The first line usually contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables. Haiku doesn't rhyme. A Haiku must "paint" a mental image in the reader's mind. This is the challenge of Haiku - to put the poem's meaning and imagery in the reader's mind in ONLY 17 syllables over just three (3) lines of poetry!

Some sample Haiku poetry
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No one travels
Along this way but I,
This autumn evening.


Won't you come and see
loneliness? Just one leaf
from the kiri tree.


A whale!
Down it goes, and more and more
up goes its tail!
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Reading those above examples, penned beautifully,
Its my turn to scribble some lines for my first Haiku.

Hope to keep posting more in the coming days!


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Fluttering of leaves
Jostling for space on a tree,
Cool breeze blows!

4 comments:

CoolBuddy said...

Nice try, it's all about what you think and how you pen those thoughts in least number of words...

Great work...

Musing Mermaid said...

Thanks :)

JLT-999 said...
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JLT-999 said...

nice dear ..:-)
the next one shud have more deepnessssssss.. . .. as in thoughts...all the best ..!