Apr 9, 2013

H is for Haiku

A haiku is a traditional Japanese poem of 17 Ons (Japanese characters) that are divided into three lines of 5-7-5. Another characteristic of Haiku is that it invokes a imagery and must always include a reference to season in it. 
I consider Haiku as one of the most beautiful forms of poetry !
One of the most famous Japanese Haiku poets is Basho. Some of his most celebrated Haikus can be read
here.

Here is my Humble attempt in Haiku poetry !


Gulmohar flames 
Fireflies glowing amber
Summer fireworks


Some of my other Haikus can be read here 

51 comments:

  1. I love to write haikus. Your humble attempt is great!

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  2. Reached H already... good going gal. :) And the Haiku was resplendent with the aroma of night queen and jasmine.

    Dagny

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    1. Thank you so much ! Yeah finally at H !

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  3. Just perfect, neither under nor over seasoned. Had forgotten about Haiku...going back to Basho today!

    Meera

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    1. Thank you ! Glad you enjoyed it !

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  4. Gorgeous Ruchira! You need to do this more often. Loved it to the H!

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  5. superb !
    I wrote Haiku only once. Its really challenging !

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  6. I love haiku. great imagery in yours. Nicely penned.

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  7. I thought you would definitely write a haiku for today! Very nicely done!

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    1. Thanks Roshni .. Yeah cldnt resist H for Haiku !

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  8. That's a beautiful one, Ruchira! I agree with Vinita,you need to do this more often!

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    1. Thank you ! Will try to write them more often !

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  9. Guess what? I wanted to attempt a cluster of Haikus but I am too wordy for a concise expression:-) Brilliantly done, and I did learn a new aspect of Haiku (the reference to season) today.
    Cheers
    Laxmi

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  10. I have been following haiku's on twitter. It sounds like hassle free poetry but it can certainly be challenging

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    1. Haiku on twitter .. hmm I would love to do that !

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  11. Lovely haiku!

    yes, they say haiku shud revolve around nature and it's elements!

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  12. Great! Thank you for the info. I will definitely attempt it. But still, I am unable to figure out the 5-7-5 funda. Please tell how to go about it. I see 2-3-2 words in the poem. So how to understand the Ons?

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    1. Anuradha , it's not the words you have to count , it's the syllables :)

      Ruchira : This is beautiful!

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    2. Thank you Sri
      Anu - as Sridevi said its the syllables you count !

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  13. good one here Ruchira. waiting for "I" :)

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  14. Informative, did not know about Basho! Will look up the link.

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  15. The beauty of Gulmohor and the onset of summer couldn't have been described in a better way. Brilliant it is Ruch.

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  16. I love just Haiku of all the forms of verses. Gulmohar trees are like poetry itself and you did quite a job with the Haiku. Brilliant, to say the least :)

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  18. Beautiful - our gulmohar trees compare to the Japanese cherry blossom trees.

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    1. Yes they do dont they :) and such vibrant colors they have !

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  19. I'm glad that you are trying haiku. I am attracted "a firefly glows amber". Please also try from now on.
    Have a nice week!

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  20. Ruchira, this is not so humble an attempt in my opinion - it's beautiful! Thanks for the introduction to haiku and for the link to Basho. Now I'm off to read some of your other haikus!
    :-)
    Lori

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  21. Love the haiku, Ruchira. Gulmohar...ah. I am just waiting for the ones around our apartment complex to bloom!

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  22. Love how you people do it. I mean Haiku is just not my cup of tea. Very nicely done.

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  23. Never attempted Haiku before, seems to be hugely popular among bloggers. Must check out Basho..thanks for the link.

    Four Leaf Clover

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