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Haiku Theory Part 1 -2009-
A Lot of Words About A Little Poem
An Introduction to Haiku Structures
Part 1
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
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Why watermarking/signing YOUR images is important!
This is unreal, and this openly states the case why US as artists should very well be signing and or watermarking everything we post on the internet. Things like this happen more than you think folks, and the whole world is watching. Think outside the box of deviantART and know that everything that you post can be seen by anyone at anytime, anywhere and at any place at any second. I don't know about you all, but I sure wouldn't want my family photos ending up on a huge advert over seas like this!
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I'm the featured artist for ArtSquared in San Marcos, Texas! December 12th at the courthouse.

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Terrible Beauty
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
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Current Residence: Under the Shadow of His Wings
Favourite genre of music: gothic, darkwave, classical
Personal Quote: It is finished; do you see the Light of the Saviour inside this machine? ~ Saviour Machine


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NoraMarquez Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for :+fav: on:
The Expansion by NoraMarquez  
DawidZdobylak Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
HalfFormedThoughts Featured By Owner Edited Jun 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D :hug:
MarioFegan Featured By Owner May 15, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching!
ebjeebies Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch! ^_^
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Thanks for the support! by cristell15  
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thanks for the watcher! :)
Starfire-Productions Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the +fav on 'The Eyes Of Winter' :)
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thanks for the fav - room

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Thank you for the :+fav:!
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