Thursday, 27 August 2009
Have you guys heard about the haiku? I have been interested in this poetry for a long time and so I decided to make a little description of it here, on my blog.
Haiku is one of the most important form of traditional Japanese poetry. Haiku is, today, a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.
Each Haiku must contain a kigo, a season word, which indicate in which season the Haiku is set. For example, cherry blossoms indicate spring, snow indicate winter, and mosquitoes indicate summer.
I am done with theory as I`m sure y`all know what the haiku poems actually is.
It was hard to choose my favorite, so i took a few of them which I really like. Enjoy. :)
Do you have your favorite haiku poems? You are free to share them with me. Or maybe, you have written something on your own?
Night; and once again,
the while I wait for you, cold wind
turns into rain.
a spider, how lonely I feel
in the cold of night!
A man, just one -
also a fly, just one -
in the huge drawing room.
Won't you come and see
loneliness? Just one leaf
from the kiri tree.
A feather gives to a hat
A touch of lightness:
The chimney smokes.