September 5th, 2008


Writer's Block: Sharing Haikus

The Japanese haiku poet Basho once wrote, "Old pond / a frog jumps / the sound of water." Try writing some of your own haikus about the little things in your life. A haiku generally consists of a five-syllable line, a seven-syllable line and a second five-syllable line. You can also use any combination of ten-to-fourteen syllables.
Tried to write Haiku
Then I can't find
any of good season-words!

[in Japanese:  ひねらむと思へど季語が見つからず]

BTW,  I rarely write single haiku(because of those words-of-seasons drive me nuts!); I do occasionally enjoy renga(which is kind of daisy-chaining of haiku/senryuu), though.