Daily Archives: March 7, 2016

Rhyme Technique in Haiku

Written for:  Carpe Diem #932, Silk Tree Rhyme is a major component of Western poetry. In Japan most of the sound units (onji) are built on only five vowels, and rhyming occurs naturally. Yet, haiku translated into rhymed lines often need … Continue reading

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What Do You See?

Written for:  Carpe Diem #931, Bridge Due to his renga-writing skills. Basho was a master at making wild, wide leaps in the linking of the images in his poems. Today our haiku writing technique used by Basho is Leap Linkage. … Continue reading

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Difficult Decision

Written for:  The Mag #308 Stayed up all night pondering whether I should post this letter to you. The distance between us seems to grow, as the clock lengthens our days. I must summon my strength, believe you will return … Continue reading

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When Darkness Comes

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #241 Words:  strength, story, ancient, sparks, defiant, game, amethyst, darkness, oblivion, spirit, ground hearth In the amethyst darkness of twilight, while families sit in front of a hearth–oblivious to the outside world–playing games of … Continue reading

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