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#AtoZChallenge Letter H

Fancy_Letter_H_(4)    is for Haiku and Haiga

You probably already know that Haiku is a form of Japanese verse containing 17 syllables.  These are usually divided into three lines of 5 -7 -5 syllables.  There is often a seasonal theme.  They are a way of looking at the world and capturing a moment.

The veil of the sky,

night spangled with stars, tree-snagged,

frays at the edges.

Jane Dougherty

https://janedougherty.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/haiku-challenge-veil-fray/

Haiga is the combination of Haiku and painting.  Traditionally the words were in brush calligraphy.

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A Little Cuckoo across a hydrangea by Yosa Buson (1716-1784)

Nowadays you can find digital art haiku or photo haiku.

Geraldine Hartman has written the following poems.

shell

cool-water-haiku

https://mypoeticpath.wordpress.com/tag/summer-haiku/

Adelaide B. Shaw has produced this haiga

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and the following Found Haiku from perusing Thomas Hardy’s Wessex novels.

snow

http://adelaide-whitepetals.blogspot.co.uk/

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About lizannelloyd

Love history, reading, researching and writing. Articles published in My Family History and other genealogy magazines.

10 responses »

  1. Not often I get to share a post with Thomas Hardy 🙂 That found haiku is exquisite.

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  2. I’ve never really explored Haiku but I love the combination with painting. Thank you for teaching me something today. Sue @Sizzling60 from
    Sizzling Towards Sixty

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  3. I remember having to write a few Haiku’s for poetry units in english classes when I was in school. They were never easy to write.

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  4. Lovely post. Sorry, if I’m being a little dim, but is a “found haiku” an example of writing that has perhaps originally been written as prose, but a beady-eyed literary person spots that it works as a haiku? If so, that’s brilliant, and a totally new concept to me.

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  5. It appears to be the use of words and phrases from one text, in this case one of Hardy’s Wessex novels, to write a poem of the same theme.

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  6. This explains more to me about what exactly a haiku is, than anything else I’ve read!! I too love the ‘found haiku’ concept 🙂

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  7. Delightful post. Thank you.

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