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AnnaMayZing
Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 12:58:22 PM

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Today I discovered a new, to me at least, form of 'poetry'.
Haiku.

I would like to use the following as an example:

"Those girls enjoyed the
feel of the cool water on
their uncovered skin.
"

I stress that this is an example and what I am about to ask is not aimed at this particular piece but at 'Haiku' in general but...
I don't get it! dontknow
These thirteen words are a statement and I really don't see the poetry in it.
Am I missing something here?
Can someone enlighten me perhaps?

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gypsy
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:20:15 AM

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Hi Anna, this link will take you to a very good article on the haiku form. I've known haiku as a form since I was in high school, long ago, but discovered so much about it from this essay

https://interestingliterature.com/2018/08/08/a-short-introduction-to-the-haiku/

I think you'll find some answers to your questions, and yes, what you quoted is more of a statement than a poem. I'm short of time at the moment and using a small screen so can't go further into the subject, but it's good you raised it.



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AnnaMayZing
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 12:11:01 PM

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Thank you, Gypsy, an informative article. I understand the point and what it is now but I don't think it is for me. coffee

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EyeOfTheBeholder
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:50:00 PM

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AnnaMayZing wrote:
Thank you, Gypsy, an informative article. I understand the point and what it is now but I don't think it is for me. coffee


I invite you to try again. I am by no stretch good ad Haiku, but my feeble attempts have made me think about saying two things at once, letting the reader fill in their own details, hinting at deeper truth without having to come out and say it, and double interpretations. It is meant to challenge you.

Brevity is often clarity.
Survivor
Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 9:43:24 AM

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AnnaMayZing wrote:
Thank you, Gypsy, an informative article. I understand the point and what it is now but I don't think it is for me. coffee


If you're interested in exploring the Haiku form a little more this group of them I wrote is fun, mainly because our own Daisy was kind enough to make a recording of them for me. flower

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/the-four-seasons.aspx



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EyeOfTheBeholder
Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 10:35:48 AM

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who do you email to have audio on here? Loved the seasons haiku set.
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