Roars incessantly louder
Against my resolve
I seem to be giving a lot of thought to Haiku, lately. On the surface, it’s an easy form to mimic by counting syllables. But the more I write, the more I’m challenged to engage the form in it’s more subtle aspects. I struggle to tie in a natural theme and to surprise the reader with the finishing sentence. I realize that the form isn’t as easy as it lets on at the beginning where I was writing a lot of 17 syllable non-haiku poems.
- Carpe Diem Special ~ Kyoshi Takahama’s ‘Spring Breeze!’ (teawithapirate.wordpress.com)
- Kyoshi Takahama’s Haiku (unshakenthoughts.com)