Friday, November 30, 2012

1072

Today ends Defining Haiku here at Lunch Break 30 days November 1st - 30th of haiku features

The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)

sunset
how much orange
can
this sky hold

--gillena cox

Today's note - why write haiku

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


" Basho used the phrase karo tosen to describe haiku. Karo means a brazier (stove) in the summer, and tosen is a fan in the winter. In other words, haiku may serve no practical use in our present reality but are nonetheless of great importance. People do not need haiku to live, nor will haiku fill hungry stomachs. But to lead a richer life, haiku—as well as other forms of culture and art—can be of paramount importance."
--from The Spirit of Haiku


I invite you to share some of your thoughts on why you write haiku

Thank you Lorraine for
God's finger
zings a mix
of orange
Sky-wise



Thank you Harps for
Because I must. These words and phrases and concepts and observations fill my head and demand form and release.


Today's Tag


HAPPY HAIKU-ING
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6 Comments:

Blogger Magyar said...

... and to support the R.W.E. Quote:

__Giving silent aid, not expecting or accepting acclaim, is heroism.

J. Bolton

Nice, Gillena. _m

11:24 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

God's finger
zings a mix
of orange
Sky-wise

4:40 AM  
Blogger comrade harps said...

Because I must. These words and phrases and concepts and observations fill my head and demand form and release.

8:12 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Doug, thank you for your visits and sharings during "Defining Haiku" here at Lunch Break

much love...

8:13 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you CH for dropping in and sharing your thoughts


much love...

8:15 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Lorraine, thank you for stopping by and for sharing


much love...

8:18 AM  

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