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Discussion in 'Types Of Poetry' started by MsJacquiiC, Sep 9, 2006.

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    The HAIKU (also known by the "nature" or "seasonal" haiku) is probably one of the most well-known poetry forms. Originated in 16th Century Japan, there are many variations on haiku, the most popular being the 3-line 5-7-5 format OR 3 lines of 17 syllables or less...

    Haiku are mostly written about nature and season changes and often have more meanings than meet the eye.

    Example 1 by Basho:

    excerpt from None Is Travelling

    None is travelling
    Here along this way but I,
    This autumn evening.

    The first day of the year:
    thoughts come - and there is loneliness;
    the autumn dusk is here.

    Example 2 by Jacquii Cooke:

    excerpt from Passion Murmurs

    water in my glass; dew
    supple as a longing love,
    lingering shadows

    clock caws like ravens,
    crow ticks crucial as subtle
    cravings in my loins

    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 9, 2006

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