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CONTEST CREDO:to provide a showcase for poets who share their giftings here.I select  those that I would include in a 'printed collection'(a judgement that uses my experience as a Amazon poetry book reviewer.TIP Content is everything,as all poetry is  structured prose to me.BIO:I am English and began writing poetry at the turn of this century.My early interest was in short forms,.I created and promoted quite a few here on PS (perhaps my best known is the Footle).With encouragement from a member here I moved onto to longer forms,publishing my poetry in print,blog ,and twitter .I came to conclude that all poetry is structured prose and remains a work in progress until recited aloud, (the apex of our art form) when a unique experience 'an as is moment' occurs between voice and ear, much the same as the experience that happens when viewing a work of art? (se my art portfolio links below to experience this phenomenom)

**Check out my 'youtube clip recited aloud  poems'  on my youtube channel(entered as ichthyschiro) some of which include a sample  from  my arwork catalog

https://m.youtube.com/results?search_query=ichthyschiro

***Check out my short forms @strandpoet on twitter ..and MY FOUR TENETS OF CREATIVITY an ebook in OPEN VERSE available to read  at http://thingspoetic.blogspot.com

also my ARTICLES ON POETRY poetry and sport:musicand poetry:poets on poetry:poetry in the workplace:,my poetic perceptions and preferences all available at this blog link?

http://ichthys-articles.blogspot.com

and from earlier

*****MY BOOKS ON POETRY**** ( print copies available $25 postpaid world wide)

*FLOWERS of LIFE  the american cinquains by William Soutar, isbn 978 1903203477 I edited and published in 2005 see original  link https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flowers-Life-Selection-William-Soutar/dp/1903203473/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

*SHORTHAND OF THE HEART a selection of poetic form published 2005 isbn 1 903203422

*POIEMA a selection of Ekphrasis poetry published 2006 isbn 1903203562( READ FOR FREE AT THIS LINK http://poiemaekphrasis.blogspot.com

LINKS TO MY ART WORK

https://www.flickr.com/people/144508771@N08/

and

http://captionedcartoons.blogspot.com

http://captionedcartoonsb.blogspot.com

http://capyionedcartoonsc.blogspot.com

http://haiga-ichthys.blogspot.com

and from my art portfolio

http://poiema-ichthys.blogspot.com

http://poiema2.blogspot.com

http://vermeersgirls.blogspot.com

 

 


WHAT ARE HAIKU?


Blog Posted:11/26/2011 1:23:00 AM
A question more often asked than answered!Two translators thereof said of them'little drops of poetic essence'(Sansom);'meditations...starting points of trains of thought'(Henderson).Taken together,these are perhaps 'the' essential guideline to this 'enigmatic'* form so clearly shown in this sad haiku by Chiyo (1703-75) the renown haiku poetess,married at 19,widowed at 26:

I sleep....I wake...


 How wide


The bed with none beside




*many meanings from one thought




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Date: 11/27/2011 10:02:00 AM
Cyndi-Now you may have me rethink things when you throw in one of my favorite theme songs :)
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Date: 11/27/2011 5:25:00 AM
Hey Natalie-dear, listen carefully. You hear it, right? It's getting louder...the theme song to Jaws. Da dum. Da dum. Dadumdadumdadum...here comes a 'ku for you...
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Date: 11/26/2011 4:18:00 PM
Well Carrie and the rest of you that are fans of the Haiku...I'm happy for you. :) I'm w/ Tracie though...and I think they are more similar to liver and onions with no seasoning.
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Date: 11/26/2011 11:23:00 AM
How huge the essence of feeling, in so few words. I disagree, Tracie, the haiku is not a brussel sprout, it is a tender little sprout opening up to flower with beauty, in the sun. :)
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Date: 11/26/2011 8:58:00 AM
If you ponder the season of life, there is a nativity of spring, then the energy of summer, followed by autumn before the cold and stillness of winter. One of the things that tells us that autumn approaching is cooler mornings and the leaves change color...for us maybe it's the graying strands of hair, challenges to get those joints warmed up before rising from a sleep, there is more, but now read the Haiku by Murakami, Kijo...if you look there are many more connotations. "First autumn morning:" "the mirror I stare into" "shows my father's face." Murakami, Kijo. (1865-1938) Am I a fan of Haikus, no, not really, but I have six younger sisters and am the oldest and only brother...I have a protection vein within me. Just Ed :)
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Date: 11/26/2011 8:30:00 AM
This form of poetry forces the writer to stop and pay attention to the sounds, scents, tastes, and other sensations using a few syllables planting seeds allowing the reader's own thoughts to take what was written and allowing it to sprout into something more; only the unshackelled mind can do this...if this does not happen, then maybe the Haiku is poorly written or maybe the reader thinks in a box...just my thoughts :) ~ Peace
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Date: 11/26/2011 7:30:00 AM
More of a general approach in writing it in expression of a thought rather than spicifics subjects required. A poem is the poet's concept, not the reader. Thanks Brian. Agape, Moses
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Date: 11/26/2011 7:20:00 AM
WHAT ARE HAIKU?...they are the brussel sprouts of poetry...yuck!
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Date: 11/26/2011 3:09:00 AM
the rust twined with the sword// bones sparkle// the time gone through
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Date: 11/26/2011 2:34:00 AM
Greed head//cut off//by justice sword
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Date: 11/26/2011 2:05:00 AM
Look at my face... ...dead... youth has gone
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Date: 11/26/2011 1:48:00 AM
Thank you. That is a lovely, sharp, startling haiku.
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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
The Nose Concreteart,life,on writing and w
Sailing Leaf Haikunature
The Rain Haikunature
Reflections Free verseon writing and wordswords
Hippocratic Oath Rhymelost love,son,sympathywor
Ever After Cinquainlove
Mortal Season Free versesea,seasonssummer,day,sum
A Whisper on the Wind Personificationnature,
There Will Be Mountains Coupletfaith,lifemountains,
Tender Moments Quatrainlovesweet,sweet,,sweet lo
Blush of the Roses Couplethope,nature
Haiku/Limerick number twenty Haikunature
Time Machine Coupletnostalgiamom,me,night,can
I AM THE ONE Free verseinspirationalme,
Finally Quatrainlove,passion
The Gift Coupletintrospection,nature
footle .. Footle !! Light Versefunny
Believe! Coupletdevotion,faith,inspiratio
Lavender Soap Narrativefamily,happinesseaster,
The Love Letter Quatrainlovelove,passion,
cream seeps from the sun Haikuseasons
Yesterday's Rain~ Coupletforgiveness,hope,inspirat
Winter Pond Free versenatureautumn,
Restoration Free versenatureme,me,
requiem to my hero Elegyloss
Bed of Roses Rictameterlove
Spring Tango Haikunature,seasons
Farewell, alas Free versedeath,i love you,
An Idyll of the Past Versehistoryme,child,me,
Unconditioonal Love - the short version Rhymeloveme,me,
The Old Homestead Lyricfamily,history,introspect
The Red Rabbit I do not know?life,
Perspective Coupletintrospection,natureheart
God's Orchard Senryuimagination
Ode to a rose on a sunset Quatraincaregiving,dedication,dev
The Beauty of Peace Chokanature,seablue,
When Violins Weep Verselost love,love
Where are you so soon, my love Quatrainlove,i love you,
Basho Senryudedication
Maxine Free verselove
Weather Observations Free versenature
Lovers Utopia Quatrainfantasy,happiness,imagina
Melancholy Mists Free versephilosophy,sad
Nightfall Free verseimagination,naturebird,bi
Cricket Free versepoliticalred,
The Reader Free verselove,on writing and words
The Conciliator's Cry Free versecaregiving,devotion,inspi
My heart Quatrainfriendship,hope,loveheart
Haste! Personificationallegory,confusion,life,l
Whispers Free verseintrospection,life,passio
Masterpiece Senryupeace
The Ambiance Free verseeducation,happiness,passi
Movements of Beginnings Free versehistory,philosophy,politi
Poetic Waters Haikunature,sea
A Bit of Joy Senryuhappiness,life,nature
Before & After the Lull Verseseasea,sea,
Diamond in the Bud Lanternenature
NIGHT IS NOT LIKE DAY Terza Rimamusic,mystery,nature,sea,
Ghetto Summer (redo) Fibonacciplaces
Night's sentry Free versecaregiving,imagination,my
Rain Free verseintrospection,peopleday,d
Dreamtime: flowers never bloom Quintain (Sicilian)imagination
Grandfather's Arbour (revised) Sonnet 
Awaiting Dawn Chokanaturenight,night,
Cubic Romance Senryuart,imagination,love
Symbiosis Rhymeadventure,nature,peace
Falling in Love Haikulove,nature
Autumn's Breeze Coupletnature,peace,sea,seasons,
Destination Tetractyslife
The Power Tail-rhymeallegory,love
The Walk We Take Crystallinehappiness,hope,inspiratio
Winters buds Free versepassion
Solace of Nature Haikunature,peace
The Old Painter Couplettime,
A Change of Season - A Haiku Haikunature
Morning Baptism Haikunature
Reflection Monokuintrospection,naturemay,
Evening Grace Free versepeaceme,
Haiku - Mirror Reflection Haikunature,
Quiet Comfort Parts 1, 2 and 3 Crystallineintrospection,life
Flying My Kite of Prose Free verseon writing and words
Winter Footprints Quatrainseasons
Sienna Eyes Narrativeanimals
Eye of the storm Free versefaith
Uncaring Wind Free versenature
Brighter Senryufaith,inspirational
Causalities of War Elegydeath,war,
Snails Pace Shapelife,nature
Sweetly Fragrant Sonnetdevotion,faith,father,ins
It is Written in a Star Concretehistory,love,peace,
To VC Free versehope,love,mysteryheart,he
Transition Kimonature
Christmas Eve of Old Couplethappiness,holidaymusic,mu
Baby Girl (For Asante Indira) Free versedaughter,education,intros
Ode to Winter Odefaith,happiness,hope,natu
Wisdom (An Emily dedicated to Brian Strand) Epigramdedicationmay,
Buried Rhymeangst,death,imagination
Glare Ice Haikunature
The Sun Rises--The Moon Sets Acrosticlife,naturemoon,
She Danced Quatrainimagination,inspirational

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