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

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5 Comments:

Blogger 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 do...as 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 :)

wishes,
devika

4:45 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

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

devika

4:52 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

why those little peeping toms, lol love it

6:17 AM  
Blogger 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...

7:08 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

true :)

dev

7:51 AM  

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