Friday, 10 February 2012

Haiku rules ok!

How to write Haiku

1. Understand the way haiku is made. This can best be done by reading as many haiku as you can.

2. What you feel should be in a haiku. When you see or notice something that makes you want to say to others -"Hey, look at that!"-include that in a haiku. 

3. Haiku usually includes a seasonal reference. Japanese poets use a "saijiki" or season word almanac to check the seasonal association for key words that they might use in a haiku.

4. Add a contrast or comparison. Reading most haiku, you'll notice they either present one idea for the first two lines and then switch quickly to something else or do the same with the first line and last two. A Japanese haiku achieves this shift with what is called a "kireji" or cutting word, which cuts the poem into two parts. In English, it is essential for nearly every haiku to have this two-part juxtapositional structure.

5. Use primarily objective sensory description. Haiku are based on the five senses. They are about things you can experience, not your interpretation or analysis of those things.

6. Like any other art, haiku takes practice It is important to distinguish between pseudo-haiku that says whatever the author thinks in a 5-7-5 syllable pattern and literary haiku that adheres to the use of season words, a two-part juxtapositional structure, and primarily objective sensory imagery.

My Haiku

Fabio Capello
Has left the English employ
Light in the darkness

Captain Terry goes
He should have expected it
cold on the outside

God Bless