Haiku Greeting for New Day

So the sun rises
On some few new ideas
Full of surprises.

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My dear readers (and friends!), most of you already know about Haiku, but to be honest, I didn’t … not really. Well, learn something new each day, right? Anyway, just in case any of you are like me ~ LOL ~ Haiku is (or comes from) a Japanese poem-style of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world. There are, of course, obviously English imitations of this. So this is my very first venture into Haiku! It was honestly harder than I expected … at least for me! But fun!

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8 thoughts on “Haiku Greeting for New Day

  1. Very nice one!!
    No worries, I am like you, I did not know about them until just last year or so. And then there is Tanka – check those out.
    These days kids know more than we do. πŸ™‚ We were just reading a kids book “A Poem in your Pocket” and it includes a sample of haiku.
    Have a beautiful and creative weekend.

  2. Oh, and if you read this, it is nice
    http://www.nytimes.com/2000/03/06/books/why-millions-in-japan-read-all-about-poetry.html?scp=26&sq=Donald+Keene&st=nyt

    ” Because of Japan’s deep popular appreciation of its national culture, its poetry, which dates in written form from the seventh century, lends itself to brevity and compression, Mr. Ooka explained. ”Because Japanese people have a shared cultural knowledge, a poem need only hint at its meaning in order to be understood,” he said. ”Excessive description is considered vulgar.

    ”Of course no matter how compressed a bad poem may be, it is still a bad poem. But a good poem is like a tiny seed that contains a great tree. If you can grasp the seed, you will understand the tree.”

    1. Wow! How insightful, wise and true this Mr. Ooka! Thank you for sharing this, especially, because it not only makes great sense, it is also an especially poignant reminder to me to be mindful and guardful of the quality of my work.

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