This blog is about haiku. A classical haiku counts 5-7-5 syllables. Chèvrefeuille (the pseudonym of Kristjaan Panneman, a Dutch haiku poet) however writes his haiku in the Kanshicho-style. In the Kanshicho-style the classical syllable count isn't used. Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), a haiku poet, wrote his haiku in Kanshicho-style for several years, but he returned to the classical way of haiku writing. !!! Anonymous comments will be seen as SPAM !!!.
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Sunday, February 5, 2012
The Haiku Challenge, day 5 "acrostic haiku"
I had never heard of the "acrostic haiku", but on Deviantart I discovered an article by Mattiello about this form of poetry.
It is a form in which I have never wrote a haiku or another poem, so this was really a challenge to compose this one for day 5 of The Haiku Challenge. I am glad that the theme isn't prescribed, only the form. Well ... let's go than. Here is the first Acrostic Haiku I ever have written.
For this acrostic haiku I have used the words POETRY for the acrostichon and EAST for the liaison.
Of writing haiku
Redder than red
Year by year
Why I used the words Poetry and East?
Haiku is poetry and of course my passion and because haiku is a Japanese form of poetry. (The Far East)
It took me a while to compose this Acrostic Haiku because I am not familiar with this form of haiku. Well ... it did work out ... after a while and I am proud on this Acrostic Haiku.
See you tomorrow,
Geplaatst door Chèvrefeuille op Sunday, February 05, 2012
Labels: acrostic haiku, haiku, The Haiku Challenge
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complex and very well done - at least for a first attempt at this form :)
and so you should be (proud, I mean)
Yea, you should be proud. It's nice. :)
I admire all your attempts to write haiku in English, since I know it's not your first language.
Not Acrostic, but My Choice!
Beautiful...I like that you try and experiment with this form. You are an inspiration to all of us.
Wow! Really well done!
So different the way you expressed! :)
Yeah, well researched and nicely written!!
Bravo ... for this one and for the along the gems you left along the way on other blog comments!! It is a very challenging form for me as well.
You should be proud of yourself!
I am clueless when it comes to all these different poetry forms. I only know one way to write...the Andy way (LOL). I'm impressed with your first attempt. You deserve a pat on the back. Love the red tulips.
Thanks for sharing & visiting.
I am honored by all of your kind words.
just three words
I am grateful
for all your words
You did this Acrostic so beautifully.. Well done..
Someone is Special
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