Haiku

Carpe Diem Haiku

Carpe Diem Goes Back to Its Roots #4

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai host Chèvrefeuille from time to time invites us to return to where it all began – the roots of haiku, remembering the classical rules:

1. Describe a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water; so present tense;
2. 5-7-5 syllables;
3. Use a kigo (or seasonword);
4. Use a kireji (or cuttingword);
5. Sometimes a deeper spiritual or Zen-Buddhistic meaning;
6. First and third line are interchangeable and last but not least
7. No Self, avoid personal or possessive pronouns (I, me, my); it’s an experience not how the poet feels about it.

 

Words fall into place 

 

Frozen Haiku for the now 

 

Here is that moment
 

13 thoughts on “Carpe Diem Haiku”

    1. Thanks Suzanne. I’m pretty much trying to figure out what Haiku is and very much coming from the school of ‘winging’ it but am happy it is resonating with folk.

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