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DO YOU HAIKU ?

Blog Posted:5/26/2017 4:33:00 AM

Do you haiku?

Some do,some don't .some won't

It is understandable why it is not tried ,this succinct two part three liner that was derived by Shiki in the 19th century as a ' free standing, autonomous hokku poem ' generally divided into two parts standing in contrast or reversal to each other.

For those who want an easy to read( and a beautiful birthday present to receive or give ) one cannot better CLASSIC HAIKU by Tom Lowenstein (ISBN 9781844834860) available at this link

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Classic-Haiku-Greatest-Japanese-Followers/dp/1844834867/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1495789298&sr=8-5&keywords=Classic+haiku

I am sure ,whether we write in the pure haiku form, or in the English language derivative with its variations this book (which also  includes examples of the classic  Japanese master poets) is a 'must ' for all poets interested the shorter forms of our art.

Maybe you have a book to recommend that can help peer poets here with a particular form?

If so why not let us in on your secret!

UPDATE A

For those interested in all things tanka,cinqku and cinquain and crystalline  there is no better place for books and online articles thereon than my longtime peer poet Denis M Garrison of Baltimore at this link 

https://denisgarrison.wordpress.com

 

 

 

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Date: 5/27/2017 12:14:00 PM
I like haiku, but it is a tricky form. I notice a lot get haiku and senryu mixed up.. not knowing that haiku is always nature, right?
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craig cornish
Date: 5/28/2017 8:08:00 PM
But outside of Brian's contests Haiku should have relevance to seasons Constance.
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Brian Strand
Date: 5/28/2017 7:36:00 PM
Yes Constance,it happens a lot ,but in my contests its all about content and poetics thereof
Date: 5/27/2017 8:18:00 AM
Hi Brian, I posted Chris's blog about Tanka, hope you like it.
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Brian Strand
Date: 5/28/2017 7:15:00 PM
Craig ,perhaps you could do the same with Ruben's on haiku that you mention in a blog elsewhere?
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craig cornish
Date: 5/27/2017 11:22:00 AM
Sorry Brian, it ended up triple posting!
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Brian Strand
Date: 5/27/2017 9:00:00 AM
Yes I do Craig, it might need a precis in regard to the key techniques in regard to an easy access definition for an'English tanka' guide.The history is both interesting and comprehensive.Chris is at his best with this type of analysis imho
Date: 5/26/2017 2:37:00 PM
Nice blog Brian..Thanks for sharing this info,and I do Haiku..I love it.
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Date: 5/26/2017 11:33:00 PM
Thanks Charmaine.It's good to share gems when we find them
Date: 5/26/2017 8:15:00 AM
Nice of you to showcase a good book for a friend, Chum! I haven't written haiku for a while... haiku comes to me, I never force it and I let it happen as an "in the moment" experience. I can't explain it very well, but I will say that it feels spiritual to me. Like a whisper of awareness that arrives unbidden. As a flibbertigibbet, I like how this works inside me. All the blahblahblah hushed and condensed into a perfect moment. I guess I'm too keyed up and overly-energized to stop myself to 'listen' right now. Though if I did, maybe I'd be more centered and less stressed. Good blog, Chum. PS -- I also love the site Daily Haiku Here is one I really liked: dailyhaiku.org/haiku/2016-march-25
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Date: 5/27/2017 10:31:00 AM
Cyndi,My order for a book of Timothy Steele poems came from aUS today, so I will be able to compare his writings with our much discussed Rooftops.Perhaps I'll review it for Amazon, one of my other poetic endeavours.
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Brian Strand
Date: 5/26/2017 11:35:00 PM
Yes Cyndi 'as is ' moments ,the only source of a true haiku.
Date: 5/26/2017 7:15:00 AM
A couple years ago Chris A. posted a blog on tanka. It was the most comprehensive and easy to understand information I have ever seen on the form. I copied it and kept it. I must look and see if I saved it to my computer.
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Date: 5/26/2017 11:37:00 PM
That would be good Craig,perhaps along with your sonnet article you mentioned to me a while back
Date: 5/26/2017 5:15:00 AM
No better place for tanka ,cinqku,crystalline and cinquain than Modern English Tanka Press (info on update A)
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