- Occasional Haikus ~ Books One and Two
- In the moonlight a worm (Haiku Reference Section)
- The Reference Section
- See a Problem?
- Part 7 - The Nature of English Haiku
As if conversing over beers in a favorite pub, Sato explains everything you want to know about the haiku in this endearing and pleasurable book, destined to be a classic. Sato conveys encyclopedic knowledge in a lively, modest, occasionally self-deprecating tone, busting myths along the way.
An expert illumination of a poetic form, to read and reread. The preeminent translator of Japanese poetry in our time—possessed of an unfiltered enthusiasm and spontaneity. Ebook ISBN Hiroaki Sato Japanese poet and translator. He also translated some from Japanese.
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In the moonlight a worm (Haiku Reference Section)
Whitecaps on the bay: A broken signboard banging In the April wind. Williams Richard Wright Jack Douglass. New York: W. Houghton Mifflin Company. A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.
The Reference Section
Hidden River: Haiku. Modern English Tanka Press.
Creative Writing Now. William Victor, S. Retrieved Traditionally, haiku is written in three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. University of Colorado: Boulder. For the MAVEN contest, we are defining a haiku as a poem made of three lines; the first and last lines must have exactly five syllables each and the middle line must have exactly seven syllables.
You start looking for the aha and you are bound to miss it.
See a Problem?
I think writing good haiku can probably only take place after lots of "sense awakening," spending time in silence with nature, and then many ill attempts and fine tuning. I refuse to give up, but I have taken a break in writing because it is beginning to become contrived. I need time to breath and experience without the worry of "creating" a successful poem.
I have never written nor paid much attention for that matter to this form of poetry, but took a stab at it any way! My first Haiku ever follows, I have been writing poetry for 34 years now, and never ever have I tried to do a Haiku. Why did I do this one, I just want to stay in the contest.
Part 7 - The Nature of English Haiku
I truly hope I have not, or do not offend the wonderful artists and poets who do write in Haiku with my pathetic entry. But what follows next is it. I speak in public regularly, but I still get nervous every single time. Actually, I think every poet should be super-passionate. What can we do to change that? I read on the WomPo discussion list a comment once that said "Haiku poets are touchy.
At any rate, despite your terror, I think you presented a fine and balanced invitation to haiku. Yes, as mentioned in the piece, I am no master of the form, which is why I encourage checking out more resources on haiku.
- Lily and Me (Play Date Book 1)?
- Frogpond - Essay 2 Scifaiku.
- Taste of Love (Kaleidoscope Book 3)!