James & Nat

Fourth of July 2020

Some people give gifts… other give words…

A haiku is a short form poem, made of three sentances…

Sentance one and three have five syllables, sentance two has seven syllables.

  1. The essence of haiku is "cutting" (kiru). This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji ("cutting word") between them, a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colours the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are related.
  2. Traditional haiku often consist of 17 on (also known as morae though often loosely translated as "syllables"), in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 on, respectively.

Read more about haiku.