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    Starting this thread to present my Haiku's.
    As they to me are not my usual fair and perhaps should be placed in a separate category.


    A New Dawn's Awakening

    empty can, long road
    hill view, three horses below
    wet paint, broken bench

    Robert J. Lindley, 4-11-2018
    Haiku, ( Seeing Is Believing)

    Note- Things remembered and pondered in my youth.....


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    Last edited by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot; 04-11-2018 at 09:58 AM.
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    Day's Adventures

    bacon and three eggs
    red hues, shadows on the hills
    old man, one small dog

    Robert J. Lindley, 4-13-2018
    Haiku, ( Where Is The Soap)


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    When One Flows Into The Other

    sunset, day has flown
    midnight moon, storm-less skies
    bowl, sweet cereal

    Robert J. Lindley, 4-15-1018
    Haiku, ( Time and Human Existence)


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    Exasperated

    crumpled paper, floor
    grapevines, leaves on frozen ground
    poet, midnight moon

    Robert J. Lindley, 4-19-2018
    Haiku, ( heartache)


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    I know you don't like me wrecking your thread ... You know Haiku is a pro wrestler? The other wrestlers are scared to death of him.
    GET OFF MY LAWN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    I know you don't like me wrecking your thread ... You know Haiku is a pro wrestler? The other wrestlers are scared to death of him.
    I thought it was a form of Martial Arts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    I know you don't like me wrecking your thread ... You know Haiku is a pro wrestler? The other wrestlers are scared to death of him.
    A wrestler eh? Well when I first started, WRITING IN THAT POETRY FORM IT WAS LIKE A WRESTLING MATCH TO ME.
    Was very hard to turn off my creativity and limit the scope of my idea/thought and message.
    Also torture for me to write and have it not rhyme....-Tyr


    hai·ku
    ˈhīˌko͞o/
    noun
    noun: haiku; plural noun: haikus; plural noun: haiku

    a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.
    an English imitation of this.

    *************************************

    Haiku (or hokku)

    A Japanese verse form most often composed, in English versions, of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. A haiku often features an image, or a pair of images, meant to depict the essence of a specific moment in time.

    Not popularized in Western literature until the early 1900s, the form originates from the Japanese hokku, or the opening section of a longer renga sequence. In this context, the hokku served to begin a longer poem by establishing a season, often with a pair of seasonal images. Unlike the rest of the renga sequence, which was composed collaboratively, the hokku was often created by a single poet working alone, and was subsequently used as an exercise for students. Over time, the hokku began to be appreciated for its own worth and became distinct as a poetic form, formally mastered by poets such as Basho and Yosa Buson.

    In 1905, Paul-Louis Couchoud became one of the first European translators of the form, converting many short Japanese verses into his native French. This began the popularization of haiku in Europe, where the form was translated by French and Spanish poets, such as José Juan Tablada. Throughout the two World Wars and the rise of Modernism, haikus were gradually adapted and celebrated by Imagist poets, such as Ezra Pound, H.D., and T.E. Hulme. In this context, the haiku was appreciated for its linguistic and sensory economy. Most notably Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro,” though not intended as a haiku, adapts the sparse, visual style of the Japanese form.

    Despite its formal history, the haiku’s composition has expanded somewhat over time. This is due in part to the differences between the Japanese language and Western languages. In its original Japanese form, the haiku is often divided into 17 mora (a Japanese unit of syllable weight) and arranged in a single vertical line. However, in English there is no exact equivalent to the mora unit. As a result, in English and other languages, haikus are most frequently adapted into three lines of verse, usually unrhymed, composed of five, seven, and five syllables, adding up to seventeen syllables total. However, many American poets, such as Jack Kerouac, began to gradually depart from this traditional syllable and line count, in favor of depicting images as succinctly as possible.

    Despite its many adaptions into multiple languages and styles, the haiku remains a powerful form due to its economic use of language to evoke a specific mood or instance. Most often occurring in the present tense, a haiku frequently depicts a moment by using pair of distinct images working in tandem, as in these lines by Kobayashi Issa, translated by Jane Hirshfield:

    On a branch
    floating downriver
    a cricket, singing.


    (Notice how, in translating from Japanese to English, Hirshfield compresses the number of syllables.)

    The haiku continues to be a popular form today, and its different qualities have been emphasized and expanded by a wide variety of writers. Poets such as Etheridge Knight, emphasize the formal and sonic quality of the verse, as seen in his piece “Haiku,” whereas poets such as Scott Helmes have chosen to emphasize the haiku’s visual arrangement, as seen in his piece, “haiku #62.”

    For further examples, see also “Three Haiku, Two Tanka” by Philip Appleman and Robert Hass’s “After the Gentle Poet Kobayashi Issa.” In addition, see the Imagist poets of the early 20th century, most notably Ezra Pound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by High_Plains_Drifter View Post
    I thought it was a form of Martial Arts...
    Some think it is a men's cologne.....--Tyr
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    Echoes Of The Past

    green moss, low fog dawn
    windswept breeze through old willows
    tombstone, cold alone

    Robert J. Lindley, 4-22-2018
    Haiku, ( Escaping Dreams)


    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2018
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot View Post
    A wrestler eh? Well when I first started, WRITING IN THAT POETRY FORM IT WAS LIKE A WRESTLING MATCH TO ME.
    Was very hard to turn off my creativity and limit the scope of my idea/thought and message.
    Also torture for me to write and have it not rhyme....-Tyr



    hai·ku
    ˈhīˌko͞o/
    noun
    noun: haiku; plural noun: haikus; plural noun: haiku

    a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.
    an English imitation of this.

    *************************************



    Haiku (or hokku)

    A Japanese verse form most often composed, in English versions, of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. A haiku often features an image, or a pair of images, meant to depict the essence of a specific moment in time.

    Not popularized in Western literature until the early 1900s, the form originates from the Japanese hokku, or the opening section of a longer renga sequence. In this context, the hokku served to begin a longer poem by establishing a season, often with a pair of seasonal images. Unlike the rest of the renga sequence, which was composed collaboratively, the hokku was often created by a single poet working alone, and was subsequently used as an exercise for students. Over time, the hokku began to be appreciated for its own worth and became distinct as a poetic form, formally mastered by poets such as Basho and Yosa Buson.

    In 1905, Paul-Louis Couchoud became one of the first European translators of the form, converting many short Japanese verses into his native French. This began the popularization of haiku in Europe, where the form was translated by French and Spanish poets, such as José Juan Tablada. Throughout the two World Wars and the rise of Modernism, haikus were gradually adapted and celebrated by Imagist poets, such as Ezra Pound, H.D., and T.E. Hulme. In this context, the haiku was appreciated for its linguistic and sensory economy. Most notably Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro,” though not intended as a haiku, adapts the sparse, visual style of the Japanese form.

    Despite its formal history, the haiku’s composition has expanded somewhat over time. This is due in part to the differences between the Japanese language and Western languages. In its original Japanese form, the haiku is often divided into 17 mora (a Japanese unit of syllable weight) and arranged in a single vertical line. However, in English there is no exact equivalent to the mora unit. As a result, in English and other languages, haikus are most frequently adapted into three lines of verse, usually unrhymed, composed of five, seven, and five syllables, adding up to seventeen syllables total. However, many American poets, such as Jack Kerouac, began to gradually depart from this traditional syllable and line count, in favor of depicting images as succinctly as possible.

    Despite its many adaptions into multiple languages and styles, the haiku remains a powerful form due to its economic use of language to evoke a specific mood or instance. Most often occurring in the present tense, a haiku frequently depicts a moment by using pair of distinct images working in tandem, as in these lines by Kobayashi Issa, translated by Jane Hirshfield:

    On a branch
    floating downriver
    a cricket, singing.


    (Notice how, in translating from Japanese to English, Hirshfield compresses the number of syllables.)

    The haiku continues to be a popular form today, and its different qualities have been emphasized and expanded by a wide variety of writers. Poets such as Etheridge Knight, emphasize the formal and sonic quality of the verse, as seen in his piece “Haiku,” whereas poets such as Scott Helmes have chosen to emphasize the haiku’s visual arrangement, as seen in his piece, “haiku #62.”

    For further examples, see also “Three Haiku, Two Tanka” by Philip Appleman and Robert Hass’s “After the Gentle Poet Kobayashi Issa.” In addition, see the Imagist poets of the early 20th century, most notably Ezra Pound.
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    so tyr ,,, love the poetry. I know it well.
    GET OFF MY LAWN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    so tyr ,,, love the poetry. I know it well.
    If you also write poetry, then would be great if you present it here my friend.
    Always room for more poetry here.
    Even if it is only Haiku's.
    Writing haiku, is a new form to me but it has grown on me and yes , some Samurai warriors also wrote Haiku's..
    Some of the greatest warriors in history, were not only brave, fierce, courageous and tough but were deep thinkers(writers/philosophers) as well.--Tyr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot View Post
    If you also write poetry, then would be great if you present it here my friend.
    Always room for more poetry here.
    Even if it is only Haiku's.
    Writing haiku, is a new form to me but it has grown on me and yes , some Samurai warriors also wrote Haiku's..
    Some of the greatest warriors in history, were not only brave, fierce, courageous and tough but were deep thinkers(writers/philosophers) as well.--Tyr
    The Book of 5 Rings by Miyamoto Musashi. If you can understand the words past just mouthing them (and I don't mean you tyr ,, that universal you us Southern folk always speak of you can learn something. It's a lesson of life and death and being a warrior, balance and knowing when to turn it off.

    It's easy to turn it on. Off? Not so much.

    Lesson: a true friend means you no harm and any question about such should be tempered by that fact. If that so called friend tries to hurt you for any reason guess he's not your friend after all, huh? You can lose family that way easier than you can friends.

    If you jump to an unwise and hasty conclusion, you can lose that friend. Losing a friend is forever. Ensure the choice is wise and not driven by anger and pride. Your mouth can talk you into Hell in a second and years of talking yourself out means you still get no do-over.
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    Deep Views

    shovel, one small hole
    rooftop view, ants far below
    Forest, giant trees

    Robert J. Lindley, 4-26-2018
    Haiku, (Things Felt and Seen)

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