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~*`COMPOSING HAIKU POETRY`*~





`HAIKU`~`JAPANESE SHORT POETRY`~
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FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE `CONFUSED` ON HOW TO PROPERLY COMPOSE ~`JAPANESE HAIKU POETRY`~HERE IS THE MOST USED FORMAT TO KEEP IN MIND!
 

Haiku is a poetic form and a type of poetry from the Japanese culture. Haiku combines form, content, and language in a meaningful, yet compact form. Haiku poets, which you will soon be, write about everyday things.

Many themes include nature, feelings, or experiences.
Usually they use simple words and grammar.
The most common form for Haiku is three short lines.
The first line usually contains five (5) syllables,
the second line seven (7) syllables,
and the third line contains five (5) syllables.

Haiku doesn't rhyme.
 A Haiku must "paint" a mental image in the reader's mind.
This is the challenge of Haiku -
to put the poem's meaning and imagery in the reader's mind in ONLY 17 syllables over just three (3) lines of poetry!

`HAIKU EXAMPLES`

 THE ROSE /BY Donna BrocK
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
The red blossom bends

and drips its dew to the ground.

Like a tear it falls
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

A RAINBOW /BY Donna Brock

 Curving up, then down.

Meeting blue sky and green earth

 Melding sun and rain.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


If you have trouble figuring out how many syllables, try clapping out the words, or putting your hand under your chin and counting how many times your chin goes down.
If all else fails, check with dictionary! :)

 Decide: 1) For what purpose will you write?

2) What mood do you want to convey?

Think of the images, descriptive words, and figurative language that best describe that sport (remember sounds, smells, sights). Jot them down in web form or as you think of them. Then the final step is to experiment by putting your ideas on the Haiku "skeleton" - 5, 7, 5 (syllables) and 3 lines.

 Look at your poem, check it for correct syllables and lines.
 Now, for the real test, read it ALOUD.
Does it really paint a clear picture?
Share your Haiku with someone else.
Listen to his or her critique of your poem.
A critique is when someone tells you the strengths and weaknesses of your work.
DON'T GET MAD, LISTEN to the suggestions. Revise your work. Remember, the BEST writers are RE WRITERS!


 MY NOTATION:

LEARNING AND TEACHING THIS MODERN METHOD  OF `JAPANESE  HAIKU POETRY,`
WHILE IN HAWAII, `ON POETRY LEARNING EXCURSIONS`,
I THOUGHT THIS MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO THOSE OF YOU ,
 WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THE CORRECT METHOD OF COMPOSING  `HAIKU SHORT POETRY` .

HOPE THIS INFO WILL PROVE TO BE HELPFUL TO YOU
IN THE COMPOSING OF `BEAUTIFUL HAIKU POETRY!`

ALOHA,
MARYJANE BALTHAZAR
2008

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