Thursday, April 23, 2009

Haiku

So, what have I been doing with my free time? Reading William Higginson's The Haiku Handbook, which the awesome Alex Ness sent me. This is one of the haiku I've written in the attempt to understand the art. It was used for a Flexwriters' exercise.

But first, I want to clear up a couple of issues. In school, most of us were taught the 5-7-5 syllable line pattern. This is a bit out of date. In short, haiku should be 17 syllables or less. According to
wikipedia, most haiku in English "use about ten to fourteen syllables, with no formal pattern." Just wanted to clear that up before people complained!




 

The tree stands in the pavement the city grows.