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5/7/5 Human Haiku for the Haiku Club

A chapter in the book One Thousand Cranes

Beneath Wintry Sky

by Gypsy Blue Rose


beneath wintry sky

she never looked prettier —

full moon in her eyes



The picture is the Worm Full Moon visible on March 7th

This week we are learning how to write human haiku in the haiku club. Human Haiku shows the relationship between nature and the human experience.

Haiku is a short Japanese poem that uses imagistic language to convey a moment in nature linked to the human experience. It originated in the thirteenth century and was mastered a century later by Matsuo Basho. Haiku usually consists of two parts separated by a dash or comma, (1st) the two top lines and (2nd) the last line (satori) an insightful twist to ponder. Sometimes the satori is in the first line. The two parts are compared in a way that prompts the reader to make an insightful connection. Haiku alludes to a season of the year. The haiku is written from an observer's point of view. In Japan, haiku is written in 17 syllables and three lines ( 5/7/5) but in English is 17 syllables OR LESS because English syllables are longer than Japanese sounds (on). Avoid capitalization and punctuation, except for personal nouns. Use poetic devices apparently. === click here to read Haiku Society of America, HAIKU EXAMPLES === click here to read Haiku Society of America HAIKU RULES === click here to read why is 5/7/5 OR LESS rule === Modern Haiku

Thank you very much for taking the time to read and review my poem.

"Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason." - Novalis

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