Thank you for your remarks RE: Haiku.
I prefer to have members new to Haiku form, or new to writing poetry for that matter to
start with 5/7/5 syllable style.
Lonnie Hull DuPont, 'Footprints in the Snow'
, from 'The Haiku Box
.' Sums things
up as follows.
Briefly, haiku has a specific form and rules, the most popular known one being that a haiku
has seventeen syllables, divided into three lines of five, seven, and five syllables. It also must have
some specific reference to nature, though it is not exactly about nature.
Let's begine to familarize our selves with haiku by looking at a translation of haiku by the the Japenese
poet Mizuta Masahide from the seventeenth century.Now that my storehouse
has burned down, nothing >>> here, is your English translation, naturally out on S/C.
conceals the moon.Lonnie Hull Dupont continues
Here's a haiku written in English and true to form, from poet Wally Swist:stopping in my steps...
a bird who seems to know me
calling from the pines
A couple more, these from American haiku master, Clark Strand:a white butterfly
disappears in a sun shaft
on the rocky trailrain at the windows--
how many more ants before
the end of summer
Marc, each of the Haiku's written in English spotlights one moment in seventeen
This, is the type of poetry I want to see created by MM members.
Dupont's 'The Haiku Box'
Is available from the website below.http://www.insight-books.com/ARC1/97815829...35519e94556634a