three things {the art of haiku}

the art of haiku

  1. “Haiku was traditionally written in the present tense and focused on associations between images. There was a pause at the end of the first or second line, and a “season word,” or kigo, specified the time of year.As the form has evolved, many of these rules–including the 5/7/5 practice–have been routinely broken. However, the philosophy of haiku has been preserved: the focus on a brief moment in time; a use of provocative, colorful images; an ability to be read in one breath; and a sense of sudden enlightenment and illumination.”
    read more about haiku at
  2. one hundred journeys: Sas Petherick’s observations whilst travelling on the tube, shared via twitter using the hashtag #tubeku
  3. the software developers at the new york times wrote an algorithm to periodically check the home page for new articles and find haiku. the best of them are chosen by a human journalist and posted to the times haiku blog


Haiku written whilst in Japan

Winter Wonderland:
Monkeys, Eagles, Swans and Cranes.
The full moon rises.