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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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Sensational Haiku Wednesday on "silhouette"
Also published for: The Purple Tree House, back to basic
Hello to you all. Another Sensational Haiku Wednesday. This week's prompt is "silhouette", must be an easy one I think. Let's go do it and join the fun of writing haiku.
on the white mansion wall
under the willow
on the city's graveyard
playing with the sun
the shadows of my children
on the white wall
I have tried to write these haiku in the classical form of 5-7-5 syllables, not so easy as I thought, because I write my haiku mostly in the Kanshicho-style. In this style the syllable count is different.
Well ... until next week :)
Geplaatst door Chèvrefeuille op Thursday, January 19, 2012
Labels: haiku wednesday, silhouette, Willow
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Unusual but lovely haiku.
Beautiful, and I love the lovely willow in the photo too.
I am not familiar with Kanshicho-style Haiku ... I will have to look it up. You did a great job here ... I like the visual imagery!!
loved this thank you x
Thank you so much for your kind words. Kanshicho-style is a haiku-style which was used by Matsuo Basho for several years. It's different with the classical haiku form which counts 5-7-5 syllables, in the Kanshicho-style the syllable count can be e.g. 4-9-3 or 5-10-2 and so on. It's a style of writing haiku that's more used in the Western World.
a lonely flower
for one night
In this the syllable count is 6-5-4
Lovely combination of image and Haiku. I have never seen this type of Haiku before either. Thank you for introducing me to it.
Here is my entry: http://www.jackedwardspoetry.blogspot.com/2011/12/sorry-performance-poem.html
dans la rue à l'écart -
only trembles on wall
Thank you all for your nice comments. I see that some of you have tried the Kanshicho-style haiku ... it's a lovely style and I hope that there will be more haiku poets who are going to try this style. It's an original style which Basho used for several years (1682-1685). Kanshicho-style means "in the way of Chinese poems). No syllable-count. It was a reaction on the Danrin-school.
Well enjoy :)
a nice song
an ancient way
to write haiku
I really like what you have done here!
Hi Belva and Taylor, I feel humble. You're both giving such nice words to me about my haiku. Thank you so much.
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