Haikus Quotes (26 quotes)
Haiku Poems Are you in love with haiku poems? Almost nothing makes my heart sing quite like this sublime form of poetry. Haiku poetry is a traditional form of Japanese poetry, usually about nature. They contain a special pattern made up of seventeen syllables: line 1-five syllables, line 2-seven syllables and line 3-five syllables. Japanese poets use what is known as a 'saijiki' or season word almanac to look up the seasonal association for key words that they use in a haiku. Simple phrases such as 'falling leaves' may express loss, loneliness or regret, while 'cherry blossoms' with its sense of spring may refer to innocence or love.
Live each day fully Love unconditionally Enjoy each moment! I experiment With elusive dream symbols To compose poems. Dark clouds float away. My intuition Is so familiar to me, I gave her a name. A patch of blue Adjacent to dark grey sky The sun peeks through clouds. Life experience Informs written expression; Readers can relate. Rather than dwell on Opinions of anyone, Search your heart for Truth.
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Despite the western influence, the use of juxtaposition continues to be honored in both traditional and modern haiku. In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line while haiku in English often appear in three lines parallel to the three phrases of Japanese haiku. Previously called hokku , haiku was given its current name by the Japanese writer Masaoka Shiki at the end of the 19th century. In Japanese haiku a kireji , or cutting word, typically appears at the end of one of the verse's three phrases. A kireji fills a role somewhat analogous to a caesura in classical western poetry or to a volta in sonnets. Depending on which cutting word is chosen, and its position within the verse, it may briefly cut the stream of thought, suggesting a parallel between the preceding and following phrases, or it may provide a dignified ending, concluding the verse with a heightened sense of closure.