the art of haiku
- “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 poets.org
- one hundred journeys: Sas Petherick’s observations whilst travelling on the tube, shared via twitter using the hashtag #tubeku
- 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
Monkeys, Eagles, Swans and Cranes.
The full moon rises.