February 2, 2010
Image by ZEDZAP-Nicholas via Flickr
I recently decided to explore Haiku. It is a beautiful form of Japanese poetry – simple, creative, evoking emotion in only 17 syllables.
Haiku is non-rhyming and most typically, traditionally, speaks of seasons and nature. It is structured with three lines, having 5-7-5 syllables respectively. Some more modern Haiku branch from this, but I have chosen to stick with the traditional way.
There is a lot more to this ancient art form. As I learn, I will write more. For now I thought to share with you my first creations: