Friday, May 11, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxlviii

Today's selection comes from a discussion of haiku rules and why it is important to use concrete images to create the haiku experience rather than resorting to imagination, abstractions, or judgements. The first selection is completely sarcastic in tone, but the next several are playfully meandering back to haiku-ness.

What we can see in our imagination is clearly superior to what we observe in the real world.

torn shadow --
a woman's heart flutters
in the breeze

Haiku by free association. No concrete images need apply.

7 August 2005

sword dancer --
her high-heeled shoe crosses
the line

7 August 2005

se rendre --
the shadows of the night
caress her

8 August 2005

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