Some short poems from my archives.
Haiku poetry is a style that originated in Japan. According to Wikipedia, it is typically characterized by three qualities:
- The essence of haiku is “cutting” (kiru). This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji (“cutting word”) between them, a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colors the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are related.
- Traditional haiku consist of 17 on (also known as morae), in three phrases of 5, 7 and 5 on respectively.
- A kigo (seasonal reference), usually drawn from a saijiki, an extensive but defined list of such words.
In my attempts to write Haiku, I chose (in the main) to highlight personal elements…
Your fantasy world
Clashes with reality
Like night with the sun.
Let’s cling together
In the night when blind lovers’
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