Thursday, July 28, 2011
Spliced In Day 28
I heard yesterday evening of the passing on Monday of haiku poet Betty Kaplan; my sympathies to family and friends; Dear lady; the haiku community mourns your passing
During the month of July There will be featured here at Lunch Break haiku related essays; original copyright remains with the websites and to their respective writers.
Spliced In - Day 28
...It is also important to think of Haiku as being built with images. Solid, concrete, images as opposed to abstractions. For instance “teardrop” is concrete, as opposed to the word “sad” which is abstract. The image should call the intent of the
poet into the imagination of the reader, who should then be able to feel it and experience it for themselves. To use the often over-used maxim; haiku should show not tell...:...
Read the essay The Art of Haiku by Lou Freshwater