For those of you who want to learn the art or would just like to know a little more about it, so as to learn to appreciate it, here is a small write-up about it
Introduction To Haiku
Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry which involves 17 syllables. The Japanese version has 5-7-5 syllables in three lines but since the English syllables are not similar to the Jap ones, Haiku in English is limited to 17 syllables in toto. You need to unite two dissimilar ideas in a haiku to somehow form a new picture...the picture forms in the head of the reader.
Rules to be followed
...never use 'ing' form of a verb
...never use emotion...just state facts...the emotion has to be generated, not narrated
...the 2 opposite ideas should connect in the mind
From the net
Ten tips for writing haiku
- Write in three lines of about 10 to 17 syllables (some writers use a short-long-short format, but sometimes it’s better to just say what you need to say and not worry about form); haiku are usually not more than 17 syllables long in English.
- Try to include some reference to the season or time of year.
- To make your haiku more immediate, write in the present tense.
- Write about common, everyday events in nature and in human life; choose events that give you a moment of understanding or realization about the truth of things around you—but don’t explain them.
- Write from personal experience (memories are okay) rather than from imagination to produce haiku that are authentic and believable.
- Create an emotional response in the reader by presenting what caused your emotion rather than the emotion itself.
- Put two images together in the poem to create harmony or contrast, using words that are specific, common, and natural (avoid long or conceptual sorts of words).
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