Please Get Interested in Learning Haiku
Blog Posted:11/6/2012 1:56:00 PM
I am so thrilled to see so many new names on the soup writing Haiku poetry. On the home page down about middle ways is a link to various kinds of poem, including Haiku. When I pulled that up, 50 poems posted yesterday (the 5th) were there. I read all 50 and I must say that very few are even close to Haiku. Though I applaude the effort and intent which many of you made I only saw 7 poets whose poem was Haiku. They were, Yazmin, Sandra, Torente, Debbie, Robert, Elizondo and Cynthia. Forgive me if I missed your's, as I was scribbling while I read. If you posted a Haiku yesterday and are interested in whether or not I considered it Haiku, please soup mail me or email at email@example.com. If you will include your poem/s which you posted, in the soup mail or email I will give you my reasons why I do not consider that it is Haiku. Anyone interested in learning how to write Haiku period, whether or not you posted one of those yesterday, I will be glad to give you my attention. Like anyone else who knows how to write it, I do not always write good Haiku. However, usually after it sits and stews for a couple of days, I can spot what is wrong with it. One of my pet peeves is anyone who comments to a poor haiku and brags or compliments the poet on how good it is, really is doing a dis-service to the poet writing the poem. It gives them a false sense of knowing what they are doing and UNLEARNING a form is very hard. One huge problem is that many of the people reading it do not truly know the form. Correcting that is the reason for this blog. Even though I have seen comments about beating Haiku to death on the blogs, I do not feel like giving up as long as less than 15 per cent of the poems posted are really Haiku. My goal is for 85 per cent of you who wish to write it, to know how.