I am trying to understand and write haiku. I picked up a book at the library on poetry to help me- not much of a selection- but in it, one poem caught my attention. It immediately inspired me to write my poem.Below is the poem that inspired me: On a withered brancha crow has settled-autumn nightfall(Basho; translated by Harold Henderson) from, Writing Poetry by John Hartley Williams & Mathew Sweeney page 91
I am trying to learn Haiku form - is this haiku?
Crow patiently waits
Poised on a dry brittle twig
Death is not silent
© Brenda V Northeast 23rd Jan. 2012