Sunday, August 20, 2006


I have recently got introduced to form of japnese poetry called Haiku... and have been quite facinated by it.

Haiku is a short poem, which has 17 syllables (5-7-5) originated in Japan, I really liked them. Because so much is expressed in so less words.

Just to put some examples the following are two haikus, from Basho, one of the most earliest known (17th century) Haiku writers.. (Note: Since these are translated they may not be of 17 syllables)

Clouds appear
and bring to men a chance to rest
from looking at the moon.

Moon-light flower field
Daylight gives it back again
to a cotton farm.

I also tried my hand at one haiku.. and here it is

Momentary lightning,
Trembling thunder, Brings downpour
And a New Green World

The above is 17 syllable :D

1 comment:

GeekBeyondRedemption said...

Wah, Ustad, wah!

A truly good one! We shall celebrate your Haiku with a DBC treat from you!