Well here it goes. The Haiku Challenge 2012 to write in february every day a haiku on a given theme. This days theme (as you can read above) is Freestyle. In my opinion freestyle means 'write a haiku on every theme you can think about', but I think also freestyle means 'let loose the classical 5-7-5 structure'. And that's of course my goal. As you can read in the description of my blog I write in the so called 'Kanshicho-style', this is a style in which Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), a haiku master, wrote several years. In that style the classical syllable count isn't used. So here it goes.
the spring wind has molested
The sadness is in the scattering of the Cherry Blossom. The Japanese were very anxious before wind as the Cherry trees began to bloom.
|Credits: Cherry Blossoms|
Another one, also on cherry blossom:
cherry blossoms fall -
it feels like an eternity
I think this first day of The Haiku Challenge was a good one. See you tomorrow.
I love the second one and the photograph!
The word "molested" is a powerful turning point in this delightful haiku!
Cherry blossom - lovely!
Summer can't come soon enough for me either! Your cherry blossom haiku are soft and heavenly!
I should learn more about the 'Kanshicho-style' style of Haiku ... but I will have to wait until after the challenge!! Powerful set ... I enjoyed them -- as always!! Blessings ~ becca
Welcome to the challenge! Dozo yoroshikku.. That's the best way to write a haiku for the theme, 'Freestyle' and Arigato for writing such beautiful ones.. Loved both the ones..
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I like that you are referring to the way the haiku is originally written. It is more than just 3 lines of 17 syllables.
I like your cherry blossoms haiku and picture too ~
these are lovely
probably closer to the feeling of haiku than strict syllable counts
oozing with hopefulness & positivity.
What a wonderful comments. I love being in this Haiku Challenge and I am glad that there are a few new visitors here on my weblog. Thank you for visiting.
poets with the same love
Thank you all for passing by.
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