Thursday, July 21, 2011

Spliced In Day 21

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 21

...The majority of literary haiku published in English today are not 5-7-5 (even in Geppo). In the second edition of Cor van den Heuvel’s The Haiku Anthology (Touchstone, 1986), 88.2 percent of the poems are not 5-7-5. And in Bruce Ross’s Haiku Moment (Tuttle, 1993), an even greater 96.5 percent of the poems are not 5-7-5. A similar dominance of non-5-7-5 poems prevails in most of the leading English-language haiku journals...

Read the essay What Is a Syllable by Michael Dylan Welch


Devika Jyothi said...

a winter haiku....Tikkis was saying of autumn -- hope the earth is not gone too awry about seasons -- but frankly in happiness you don't think about weather, it is said,

anyway, whatever that may be, syllables and syllable count -- a job i keep for later to it is, if it falls in place, it falls in place....relieving to know so much of English haiku are non 5-7-5..thanks for the note anyway :)


Devika Jyothi said...

oh my mistake...our summer must be somebody else's winter...and so on, and so forth :)


Lorraine said...

why those little peeping toms, lol love it

Gillena Cox said...

i particularly like the the fact of (ha i ku) in Japanese 3 beats and in English (hai ku) 2 beats

Thanks for your comments Lorraine and Devika

much love...

Devika Jyothi said...

true :)