Thursday, March 27, 2008

Haiku of the Month (March 2008)

I've lately been inspired by an ancient Japanese poetry form called haiku. Purists may disagree with me, but it is basically unrhymed verse with a three-line, syllabic format. There are five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third. Usually there is a break after the first or second line.

With that explanation, I suppose it's time to unleash my latest haiku on the unsuspecting online world. The two poems I'll share today have multiple stanzas which may not be according to the haiku rules (I've never seen haiku with more than one stanza). However, they are all original and you can only find them here. Ready?

My First Haiku

Haiku poetry
An easy way to write verse
For those who can’t rhyme.

Haiku poetry
Am I composing this right?
Five, seven, five, yes?

Haiku poetry
I could do this all day long
Too bad I have bills.

And here's one I wrote for Sunny in a similar moment of inspiration...

Sunny Kim

I love Sunny Kim
Cheerful, kind, attractive, and
Committed to God.

The weather is bright
And the sky is not smoggy
When Sunny is here.

Piano, cello
Guitar, flute, and radio
Sunny plays all these.

Here is a famous example by John Cooper Clarke:

To express oneself
In seventeen syllables
Is very diffic

Now that you have an idea of the possibilities of haiku, leave me a poetic comment, if you dare. I will try to write a haiku for you every month. And if you don't like my haiku, there's always this site!


Blogger Eagle said...

Special Haiku for Tim

Timothy Kimo
Arakawa is his name
Our first born is he

Born on August one
Nineteen seventy seven
Novato, Cali

We remember you
As if only yesterday
You played with Legos

And now you are grown
Preparing a work for God
Until Jesus comes

God bless you, my son
With much happiness and love
Today and always


Sunday, March 30, 2008 4:45:00 PM  
Blogger Joelle said...

I like rhyming fun.
Haiku does not suit me well.
Glad am I for Tim.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 8:59:00 PM  
Blogger bonzobuddybear said...

I have much to do.
Why am I writing instead?
I guess I like Tim.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 6:04:00 AM  
Blogger Rachel and Eric Nelson said...

Guys are poetic
When love is blinding the eye
fount of prose not dry

The magic of poems
All those great pieces of lit
to him who wrote it

So all girls, watch out
When your man starts composing
he'll be proposing

(sorry, I couldn't help making them rhym)

Thursday, April 03, 2008 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger Melody said...

Tim you crack me up! I see Sunny will never lack for a source of joy and amusement. :-) And she will be blessed!!

Thursday, April 03, 2008 9:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah the symptoms of
'Love is in the air' for Tim
Filled with Sunny days


Sunday, April 06, 2008 7:22:00 PM  

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