Thursday, 27 August 2009

Haiku poems

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.
(Shiki, Masaoka)

After killing
a spider, how lonely I feel
in the cold of night!
(Shiki, Masaoka)

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.
(Basho, Matsuo)

A feather gives to a hat
A touch of lightness:
The chimney smokes.
(Paul Eluard)


lolly-jolly said...

hah haiku is the weirdest style! i love it though,... my boyfriend has written a scenario for heiku poems couse he had to do this for the uni(he study animation :) ) and i have some that i like but i can't remember them right now :D :D

Couture Carrie said...

My haiku for you:

A beautiful post ~
Thoughtful and so delightful;
Thanks so very much!


Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Great post! I used to host Japanese Exchange Students and was fortunate to learn about the culture including Haiku.

I just love your blog!!


Heidi Rose said...

They love to say a beautiful thing simply.

Nath said...

Heidi Rose - exactly! And this is the way that i love! :)

Natalie said...

i love haiku's!! :)


Sara said...

I just love Haikus!
thank you for following my blog, love x