Natural – haiku

The wind is blowing
Air is flowing hot and cold
Nature’s wild season

what is natural?
what is it that stays itself?
Being natural

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19 thoughts on “Natural – haiku

  1. I love the line “nature’s wild season.” We’re in hurricane season, and we never know when nature will toss in a heck of a storm to break the scorching heat.

  2. I love the energy of your blog…. I hope you won’t be offended but the word “haiku” is both singular and plural… You can have a dozen haiku …. Oh! Heavenly thought! đŸ™‚ Of course you can say it any way you wish to… there are no police around… but there is so much misunderstanding about the form I can’t help myself to try to mention some of the wonder I’ve found while working with some amazingly good haijin.

    A kigo (a nature word) is so vital to setting the time, place, feeling, tone… I know you’re on the right track.

    • Thank you mr/ms snowbird for the correction. Would you like to play WWF with me? I love words – and the correct use of them, so I’m not al all offended đŸ™‚ All I know about haiku is the traditional 5-7-5. Your snowbird blog is wonderful – such lovely ?haiga? Is that haiku with a picture? Would my “Once in a blue moon” be a haiga? Now I must go look up haijin?? It is wonderful learning new things – even at my advanced age!

      • Thanks for your interest…. It’s impossible to write Japanese haiku in English because Japanese doesn’t have syllables… they have something like “on” or “onji” … and the traditional Japanese haiku was 5/7/5 onji (most of the time but not always.) English language haiku does not require 5/7/5… the idea is not counting syllables, but the juxtaposition of two ideas producing a sudden insight. Sometimes the juxtaposition isn’t necessary but for the most part it’s helpful to become aware of it because in it you discover the way of understanding this. A haiku must be brief… some have called it “one breath haiku”:.. like an exclamation…something that reveals the sudden understanding. There are terms like “yugan”, “sabi”, “wabi”, you might look up too and find some insight into the power of a haiku.
        I guess in haiku no one is ever really advanced past childhood since it always looks at the world with a bit of wonder, always open to the moment and what the moment brings.
        To be a beginner in haiku is the best place to be.

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