月曜日, 11月 21

Haiku a day keeps the sensei away!

falling autumn leaves
dropping tears from the blue sky-
now a stinging wind

Haiku is one of the most important forms of traditional Japanese poetry.

The metrical pattern of Haiku: Haiku-poems consist of respectively 5, 7 and 5 syllables in three units. In Japanese, this convention is a must, but in English, which has variation in the length of syllables, this can sometimes be difficult.
The seasonal theme: Each Haiku must contain a "kigo", a season word, which indicate in which season the Haiku is set. For example, cherry blossoms indicate spring, snow indicate winter, and mosquitoes indicate summer, but the season word isn't always that obvious.
Give it a go yo!!

8 件のコメント:

steph さんのコメント...

eating poop is gross
why do dogs think it's tasty?
they are kinda weird.

(poop is my seasonal word indicating summer)

Sarita さんのコメント...

Any dog lover woulda guessed it's summer of course :)!! Ur a crazy one!!!

swirlogirl さんのコメント...

hahaha steph and i were just talking AGAIN about how we actually miss psycho butt aerobics... and i chuckled when i saw your link to her the aerobic queen... hilarious!

Sarita さんのコメント...

well i guess my new challenge is ballet in japanese...makes for some interesting moves sometimes hahaha...but nothin' will beat the YMCA aerobics for champions course!!!

steph さんのコメント...

just woo it!!!

Mother さんのコメント...

Mi querida poeta,
Haiku has been around forever. We were doing that when I (emphatic!) was in school! Here goes:
Five cats ran past me
Carrying three rats
Into the leaf pile.
(leaf pile.....implicit understand of fall!)
Love, Mom

MOTHER さんのコメント...

OOOPPPSSSSS! NEED MORE SYLLABLESIN LINE !!!!!!!!
EDITED VERSION FOLLOWS!

Five cats ran past me
Carrying three rats WITH HATS
Into the leaf pile.

LOVE MOTHER

Sarita さんのコメント...

Lovely màma...you are the best mom!!! I think all rats should wear hats...