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Sunday, 4 March 2012

Spring Haiku

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                                         Wind seeps through spring leaves
                                         humming songs of bygone days
                                         so far south from here


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It's haiku... "Gesundheit!" No, a haiku, a poetry genre from 17th century Japan comprised of three lines and 17 syllables (5 in the first line, 7 in the second and 5 again in the third). Traditional haiku's are mostly about nature, but present day western haiku's can be about pretty much everything and anything. It's really fun, try it!

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Side note: thanks to you English speaking folk's insane way of spelling stuff, English haiku's are a lot trickier than Dutch ones. Just your luck...


By the way, special thanks to Timothy Cook - also known as 'Drachma' from his novel 'The Book of Drachma' (book available on Amazon 27th of March!!!) - for kicking me in the butt and making me get my ass back here alright, dammit! Thanks, Tim :).

3 comments:

  1. It's good to have you back!
    Here's a bit Haiku for you:

    Tremulous and dark
    Spiders laughing, secret place
    Deep into shadows

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  2. Nice: I try, out of the sheer kindness of my heart, to introduce you to a new genre and you go ahead and do this... Way to go, Tim, blow MY haiku to hell, why don't you! >-|

    Goodbye, my sweet self-esteem :D.

    Spring time is a great opportunity to write some more of these, my friend ;).

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  3. OK, here goes.This is more of a springtime one anyway.

    Underneath the rock
    the moist, fragrant earth replies
    with joy yet again.

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