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A new week for Tackle It Tuesday. As you all could read in "Tackle It Tuesday, preview" of last Wednesday August 1th, this week we are going back to basic. Back to the classical form of haiku as initiated by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694).
As you all could read in the preview there are a few basic rules for writing haiku the classical way. I will give them here again:
- 5-7-5 syllable count
- a kigo (a so called season word)
- and a deeper meaning based on the philosophy of the haiku poet
- and of course ... haiku is a poem that's based on a short moment, short as e.g. the sound of a pebble thrown into water
Let's go back to this episode of Tackle It Tuesday, back to basic. To me the classical way of writing haiku is very difficult as I mentioned earlier in this post, but ... well I have to try ...
For my inspiration I have used a picture of the rough landscape of the Island Rab in Croatia.
Of course you also may use this picture or another one for your inspiration.
the rough landscape
reaches to the deep blue sky
Does this one follow the rules? Let's take a closer look.
The 5-7-5 syllable count? Yes
A kigo? Yes. The deep blue sky is a kigo for Summer
A deeper meaning based on my philosophy? Yes it does. I am a devotee to nature and in this haiku the deeper meaning lays in the word impressive. I am always impressed by the wonderful creation of or world. I caress the strength of Mother Earth's nature. This haiku says: be careful with our beloved Earth it's a great wonder.
Well ... do you like this one? I surely do.
This episode of Tackle It Tuesday stays on 'till August 13th 11.59 PM. Please leave a comment after linking and if you have an idea for another theme for Tackle It Tuesday ... be so kind to share it with me.
Next weeks theme will be Aleph. Aleph is the title of a novel by Paulo Coelho, an author which I admire.
I will tell you more about Aleph in a new episode of Tackle It Tuesday Preview later on.
For this week's Tackle It Tuesday have fun ... be inspired.