haiku by Basho
How did I come up with the new poetry form, SUZETTE PRIME?
As some of you know, I am not a great fan of syllable counts - the main reason is because I am mildly dyslexic and spelling phonetically all my life, made it difficult for me to express myself in some of the poetry forms where a syllable count is important.
I tackled the problem (like I do with most things in life) by facing the challenge head on.
Secondly, Philosophy is an old passion of mine. I have read all of the modern philosopher, Paulo Coelo's, books - my favorite being 'Like the Flowing River' (a collection of short stories).
When I recently started to pen a few crude haiku in honor of a good friend, I came to the realization that many of the haiku written by Basho actually contain philosophical statements - little gems of human nature contained in a reference to nature.
The Fish Eagle was the first Suzette Prime I penned, followed by Freedom, based on a philosophical discussion on facebook which developed out of a paragraph in my book, Water Dance. The latter was serialized on facebook last year.
There is less than a week left till the closing date of the SUZETTE PRIME CONTEST. I would like to invite you to spread your wings and use this new poetry form to write an interesting statement. Suzette Prime, I feel, fills that niche between a short poem and a longer Free Verse which we have all felt the need of at times.
Wishing everyone a splendid weekend.