Poetic Forms: 10. haiku

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10. haiku

By Elvenesse

Here’s a description that I've borrowed from the poetry website Wondering Minstrels:

Haiku is a Japanese poetic form, which takes nature in each season as its theme and expresses inspiration derived from nature.

Since the natural world transforms itself swiftly and since inspiration is fleeting, they must be caught in words quick, short and precise.

The traditional rules for haiku are that each verse uses seven or eight words, a total of only seventeen rhythmical syllables (5-7- 5), including a season word.

In diction haiku values simple words over obscure and difficult ones.

I am getting fat
and unattractive but so
much nicer to know.

Somewhere at the heart
of the universe sounds the
true mystic note: Me.
-- Peter Porter

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Story Information

Author: fileg

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Other

Genre: Research Article

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/01/04

Original Post: 06/12/03

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