Haiku

As you know I have always loved to write and over the years I have played with poetry writing from time to time. Recently I have started writing haiku, a type of short-form poetry originally from Japan. Traditional Japanese haiku consists of three phrases totalling 17 syllables in a 5-7-5 pattern.

 

A haiku contains a kireji (cutting word) and a kigo (seasonal reference).

When placed at the end of a verse, it provides a dignified ending, concluding the verse with a heightened sense of closure. Used in the middle of a verse, it briefly cuts the stream of thought, indicating that the verse consists of two thoughts half independent of each other.

As I'm new to this, I'm still working on the technicalities but I'm enjoying the process immensely.

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