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Haiku 48

purple irises seductive yellow throats bees hovering pale pink peonies no more butterfly kisses petals falling

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Date: 5/23/2013 1:35:00 PM
I like this a lot, particularly the contrasting colours in the first one and the alliteration in the second one...in answer to what you said, as I understand it haiku can have less syllables than the traditional 17, the 17-syllable 5, 7, 5 format is the one that's used the most but it's perfectly acceptable to use less, as you have here :)
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Date: 5/23/2013 1:46:00 PM
Thanks for the nice comment. Yes, you are correct about haiku. It's clear that 5-7-5 and 17 syllables are not absolute rules, but can vary, especially for modern writers in English. As I mentioned, take a look at the haiku of Gary Snyder and do a search for "Modern Haiku," a periodical devoted to the form. Similar issues seem to exist about absolute rules for monoku.
Date: 5/18/2013 8:20:00 PM
Lovely, Jack, all nice things and imagery must fade away.... but will return... enjoyed~ Linda
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Date: 5/18/2013 9:53:00 PM
Thanks for stopping by... Jack
Date: 5/14/2013 9:32:00 PM
Enjoyed this flower garden of words. maybe you could call it " syncopated haiku" BG
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Date: 5/14/2013 10:05:00 PM
Nice idea! I like it... Jack
Date: 5/14/2013 2:23:00 PM
What I don't know is what you call haiku that's written in a strand like this. They tell a story collectively, while individually they can still stand alone. I'm honestly really curious to what it would be called because I don't think there's a name for it...
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Date: 5/14/2013 5:36:00 PM
I haven't found a name for doing it this way, so I think of it as two loosely related haiku. Frankly, it makes sense either way. Jack
Date: 5/14/2013 2:21:00 PM
I clicked on the link... very pretty flowers! I was reading Alfred's comment and I just wanted to add "my two cents". Haiku has changed a lot over the years and I believe that once you pass the 5-7-5 rule your haiku really excels into something far better. Now I'm not saying haiku that DOESN'T follow the rule is better or worse... I'm just saying the freedom of not thinking in syllables leaves room for your haiku to soar into new heights.
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Date: 5/14/2013 5:37:00 PM
I think I may add a bit to my comments. I'll see if I can live with what I write before I post it.
Date: 5/14/2013 10:09:00 AM
- This was just beautifully, Jack! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 5/14/2013 10:20:00 AM
Thanks! It is Spring, after all... Jack
Date: 5/14/2013 9:45:00 AM
I agree with Kim, quite eloquent indeed. I liked how the first was so full of life and the second was a picture of fading away. I don't know what peonies look like, but I sure do find 'em in haiku a lot!
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Date: 5/14/2013 10:22:00 AM
Look at: https://www.google.com/search?q=peonies&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=gmSSUeipNYyF0QH_mIHADw&ved=0COABEIke&biw=1124&bih=601
Date: 5/14/2013 8:37:00 AM
What an eloquent Haiku written with such visual poetry. Thanks for sharing.
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Date: 5/14/2013 10:21:00 AM
You're welome, and thanks for reading it... Jack