Haiku


Haiku as explained by wikipedia is: A haiku in English is a very short poem in the English language, following to a greater or lesser extent the form and style of the Japanese haiku. A typical haiku is a three-line quirky observation about a fleeting moment involving nature.

Typically – but by no means always – English haiku is:

  • are three lines long
  • are generally 17 syllables long, especially with lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllable
  • are about, or mention, an aspect of nature
  • are in the present tense
  • are impressionistic, leaving much to the imagination
  • are contemplative or wistful
  • do not rhyme
  • use elliptical ‘telegram style’ syntax, avoiding words such as ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘like’
  • use little or no punctuation, sometimes with unusual layout in place of punctuation
  • do not start lines with capital letters
  • use adjectives sparingly
  • do not use abstract nouns
  • do not have a title

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku_in_English

 

My Haiku’s:

#01
learn about haiku
try to write with 5-7-5
end of the haiku

 

#02
the sun will set slow
people go home for shelter
sun will rise again

 

Β #03
the bird and the nest
chirps and sound and food and bed
they all fly away

 

#04
expressions of face
happy sad angry frown shy
face is the index

 

#05
our life is in wires
the wires got complicated
wire’s now wireless

 

#06
water quenches thirst
earth, trees, all living beings
still sane and sober

 

#07
research is a search,
which only you can stop, as,
only you know it’s there.

 

#08
as the pages turn,
the excitement increases,
i have got the book.

 

#09
the pages of story,
the books on my shelf gathered,
the pages of glory.

to be continued…
(Many more can be found under “Poems” category)

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