Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #84 Quest for a new masterpiece “Movement” (Unduo)
“A haiku masterpiece is a haiku that will last forever and will be renown to a lot of people. For example Basho’s “frog pond” haiku is such a masterpiece. That haiku is even known by a lot of non haiku poets, because of it’s beauty and spiritual layer, but also because he brought “movement” in this haiku. Before he created this “frog pond” haiku, the haiku about frogs were about their croaking. So “movement” was a new idea for haiku about frogs.”

Let me give you an example of another haiku in which we see ” movement”:

apple blossom falls
scattered by the late spring breeze
apple blossom falls

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Here is my attempt:

whirling like a top
colors flashing on the stage
ballerina’s dance

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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