Haiku Theory Part 1 -2009-A Lot of Words About A Little PoemMore Like This
An Introduction to Haiku Structures
A haiku poem cannot be defined according to the number of syllables and lines it contains (nor by the number of syllables in each line). Although I do not wish to go into the reasons why at this point (I will save that for a later discussion) the form of modern English haiku, as Haruo Shirane writes, is a short poem, usually written in one to three lines. (in Gilbert, 2009) At this point our definition sounds very vague. If the number of syllables and lines do not define a haiku poem, then what does? And if a haiku poem is simply a short one, two or three-line poem then what separates it from other forms of Western short-verse or, in the case of one-line haiku, a sentence?
Patricia Donegan writes, in agreement with the Western haiku community at large, that syllable counting... is not the important thing for haiku in English. Haiku is an experience, not an act of co
AoJ's Way of Life part 2~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~More Like This
Rage is like a swirling storm that engulfs you.
Let your goodness, kindness and love be like a drop of water that falls on the endless ocean.
Once it touches the big sea, it expands into ring-shaped waves everywhere.
Many people feel like their hearts are imprisoned. This leads to depression and the choice of
life's darker sides. Unchain your heart by being open.
The world does need emotions. But it needs clear thinking more. Many people are in pain
because their mind is fogged by dark feelings.
When the black clouds start to inhabit your mind and heart, think of a time or event that made
you really happy, that made you smile. Let go of your pain, embrace your light sides.
Optimism is a faith that leads
Angel-of-Justice's Way of Life~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~More Like This
Longue tounges are empty minded.
It is not the size of the man that counts, it's the size of his heart.
Let your mind be like water... no reflecting... no thinking... yet it
flows its own path. Water is cleaning... it cleans itself and others.
Water gives life to all that is living. Learn to be like water.
It's not only you who are your greatest adversary, it's mostly
your own tounge.
When nothing stays rigid in you... calm down. Be like a mirror.
Still, calm, reflecting and yet relaxed. The mirror isn't absorbing... it's reflecting.
Be a light to yourself in the world that is dark. But try to shine so much
as too show the way to those wandering in darkness.