Sunday, July 03, 2011
Spliced In Day 3
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 3
...The most important characteristic of haiku is how it conveys, through implication and suggestion, a moment of keen perception and perhaps insight into nature or human nature. Haiku does not state this insight, however, but implies it. In the last hundred years—in Japanese and English-language haiku—implication has been achieved most successfully through the use of objective imagery...
the pull of her hand
as we near the pet store
--Michael Dylan Welch, Sammamish, Washington
Read the essay Becoming a Haiku Poet