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    ARTS: What is a haiku?

    Hi all

    A lovely short article from The Haiku Foundation:

    https://thehaikufoundation.org/new-t...at-is-haiku-2/

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
    Last edited by Jundo; 01-24-2021 at 02:36 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post
    Hi all

    A lovely short article from The Haiku Foundation:

    https://thehaikufoundation.org/new-t...at-is-haiku-2/

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
    Thank you Kokuu, I have always loved Haiku's, but I enjoy reading them and letting them soak my whole being, rather than writting them myself

    Gassho, Tomás
    Sat&LaH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post
    Hi all

    A lovely short article from The Haiku Foundation:

    https://thehaikufoundation.org/new-t...at-is-haiku-2/

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
    This was wonderful, thank you for sharing

    Gassho,
    Jesse
    ST

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    Thank you for the refresher Kokuu!

    I've often referred to those definitions by Robert Spiess and the HSA for guidance. They provide needed focus, but are still not too rigid/restrictive.

    Gassho,
    Rob

    -stlah-


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    Words on white paper
    Animal tracks cross the snow
    I follow them both

    Sat today

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    Words on white paper
    Animal tracks cross the snow
    I follow them both
    Lovely, Nick!

    Just to say there is no need to stick to 5-7-5 structure unless you want to. Japanese sound units (morae) tend to be shorter than western syllables so Japanese haiku translate into fewer syllables in English.

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
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    Feel free to message me if you wish to talk about issues around practicing with physical limitations. This is something I have been sitting with for a fair while and am happy to help with suggestions or just offer a listening ear.

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    Thank you.
    I like the discipline that the 5-7-5 structure forces upon me. My tendency is to use too many words... for everything.
    How does one participate in the Haiku Club here on Tree Leaf?
    Nick
    sattoday

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    You participate just by posting poems! There is a thread for that: https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...-Your-Haiku%21

    This is a nice piece by my friend Alan Summers on writing in 5-7-5: http://area17.blogspot.com/2016/03/5...-as-three.html

    The former Zen monk Clark Strand is also a fan of that structure.

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
    Last edited by Kokuu; 12-24-2020 at 06:55 PM.
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    Feel free to message me if you wish to talk about issues around practicing with physical limitations. This is something I have been sitting with for a fair while and am happy to help with suggestions or just offer a listening ear.

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