I am back again with A2Z this year. And my theme would be:
“Short poems: Haiku / Senryu or just a couplet”
So, it will be just a minute long read but I am sure, the effect would last much longer.
Here’s an intro for the topic
A haiku is traditionally a Japanese poem consisting of three short lines that do not rhyme.A haiku is considered to be more than a type of poem; it is a way of looking at the physical world and seeing something deeper, like the very nature of existence. It should leave the reader with a strong feeling or impression.In Japanese, there are five “moras” in the first and third line, and seven in the second, following the standard 5-7-5 structure of haiku. A mora is a sound unit, much like a syllable, but is not identical to it. This rhythm is often lost in translation, as not every English word has the same number of syllables, or moras, as its Japanese counterpart. Many modern western poets do not subscribe to the 5-7-5 pattern. The poets recognizes this evolution, but maintains that several core principles remain woven into the tapestry of modern haiku. That is, a haiku still focuses on one brief moment in time, employs provocative, colorful imagery, and provides a sudden moment of illumination. In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line, while haiku in English usually appear in three lines, to parallel the three metrical phrases of Japanese haiku. The essential element of form in English-language haiku is that each haiku is a short one-breath poem that usually contains a juxtaposition of images.
Senryu is a Japanese form of short poetry similar to haiku in construction: three lines with 17 or fewer morae (or on) in total. However, senryu tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryu are often cynical or darkly humorous while haiku are more serious.
A two line poem which usually rhyme.
They may be some fancy words but I usually write in hindi and love to see y’all smile through my poems.
Don’t forget to stop by for a minute and have a nice read.