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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

H for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 6: H is for.......Hurray!




Haiku

Haiku works for me because I admire the ease with which each one shows a lot in few words. I do love short. While I don't claim to be a master (mistress) of haiku, I keep trying. There are several forms associated with this particular style which means there's something for everyone.

Originally consisting of 3 lines of 7/5/7 syllabic sound in the Japanese language, haiku has been occidentalized into 'few words'. Ordinarily, haiku expresses seasonal thoughts and senryu offers the opportunity to personalize the form with humor, satire or pun. Haiga is haiku accompanied by an image.

Following are two good sites with haiku how-to if you're interested in the form. There are many more as well as several journals and memes which accept submissions of haiku for publication.
Shadow Poetry
Haiku World

Here are four haiku, written to 3/5/3 that I recently posted on Twitter where I write to a daily prompt.

music folds
in a pleat of notes
harmony

feathers fall
ask for restored flight
broken dreams

itchy leaves
longing to pry loose
winter coats

clouds gather
storm waits in the wings
wind applauds



The image is a sketch created on the Bamboo Fun Tablet using Adobe Photoshop Elements.
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39 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I LOVE Haiku and yours are lovely in addition to being a wonderful word for the H day! Hope your weekend is off to a good start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Babooshka said...

I will stick with my expertise photography and appreciate your wiser words I the haiku.

Life with Kaishon said...

Your haiku's are beautiful!

anthonynorth said...

Oh, you're definitely a master at the form.

Stan Ski said...

Occidentalised
Obvious opposie of
Orientalised

I once read a definition of Haiku as 'Playful Verse'.

Master/mistress, whichever - you do them so well.

Christine H. said...

I love Haiku too. I'm so glad you though to do this.

Joy said...

Its a wonderful form; of words but beyond them. Love this little collection and the sketch.

mia said...

so gorgeous tumblehappy ~ feathers
fall...clouds gather...wind applauds...

lissa said...

love the first one, I do like that haiku form but isn't very good at it but you certainly write well in this form

one more believer said...

oh, i so love that image tw...and the 3/5/3 form is heaven formed in imagined words...

SandyCarlson said...

These are great. The itchy leaves sure did pry open my dusty winter mind!

photowannabe said...

I remember writting Haiku in school. I'm afraid I was never very good at it. You on the other hand are a Master/Mistress.
The last verse is my favorite. It paints a picture with words.

Paula Scott said...

And here I was thinking what a LOVELY brush painting that was! Very nice post.

Beverley Baird said...

What an informative post. I knew a bit about Haiku and have always admired yours! Thanks for sharing!

Hildred and Charles said...

So concise and poetic - I love the imagery.

Jama said...

You wrote such beautiful haiku and I enjoyed reading them.

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I don't think I have ever written a Haiku, but I think it looks fun and rewarding. I am going to follow you links and check it out. I like all of yours~!

Troy said...

Hot Dog! A Handful of Haiku and a Helpful How-to too! How handy!

Great H post.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday Team, Thanks for joining us this week. Hope to see you back next week too!

Troy

Roger Owen Green said...

I've written very little haiku, but I'm glad you hold to the traditional 5/7/5, not the occidental variations.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for explaining what a haiku is. I think yours are great, for they create a situation and they are very logic, which I like.
Have a great day!

Grace and Bradley said...

Both the image and your haiku are beautiful!

ChrisJ said...

These are really great. Sometimes some Haiku are too simple and don't have that unexpected thought in the last line. I especially like "the wind applauds", "itchy leaves" and "pleat of notes".

Kero said...

these are wonderful! i love reading Haiku as well. i especially love the second one.

thank you so much for the visit!

angelcel said...

Like you I enjoy the fact that Haiku poetry says so much in so few words. Your poems are great, my favourite being 'clouds gather'. I very much like the imagery. :)

jabblog said...

Most interesting post! I like haiku, too - brevity is a real challenge for me;-)

jay said...

I've never really understood to form or the appeal of Haiku, but I kind of admire those that do - and it's certainly a great 'H' for today!

Carol said...

Lovely H....like all of them....esp pleat of notes....will check the sites...I use haiku in my journal/diary where I keep track of myself incognito...

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I really love haiku! I will investigate the links you've given. I've tried haiku in the past with little success. None, actually.

LisaF said...

Somehow I just knew you would pick this for your H word! How fun. Thanks for visiting my H selection.

Monika said...

lovely i wish i could write a hauiku whenever i try i always get stuck

Kate said...

Haiku is NOT easy to do well, but you posted some wonderful samples.

Amy said...

Wonderful haikus Sue! I especially relate to the "itchy leaves" as I'm so ready for Spring!

Willa @ PixelMinded said...

thanks to your H post, now I know what Haiku is? :)

Geraldine said...

Wonderful work Sue! I love haiku too, as you know and I truly enjoy reading yours. It is simple yet profound in it's beauty. Thank you for sharing the links too. Ill be stopping by to browse. Also want to get over to Lulu to check out your books there.

Wow, what energy you have!!!Love it.

Hugs, G

Carolyn Ford said...

Good one! Haiku, of course.

Spiderdama said...

Interesting av beautiful!

dana said...

Always love your posts
Showing me new things to learn
Thank you much wise one!

Gordon said...

I like haiku; your examples here are wonderful.

Serline said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. Love your haiku picture combo.