Willow~Haiku Linkage Leap

Willow~Rostislav Kralik
Willow~Rostislav Kralik

Willow kisses grass

Formed by many winds

The earth is curved


© Carol Campbell 2015

Prompt from: http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2015/11/carpe-diem-haiku-writing-techniques-17.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CarpeDiemHaikuKai+%28CARPE+DIEM+HAIKU+KAI%29

“This week our HWT is Leap Linkage. As a writer’s skills increase, and as he or she reads many haiku, as we all do here at CDHK, either their own or others, such easy leaps quickly fade in excitement. Being human, we seem destined to seek the next level of difficulty and to find new thrills. So the writer begins to attempt leaps that a reader new to haiku may not follow and therefore judge to be nonsense. The nice thing about this aspect is that when one begins to read haiku by a certain author, one will find some of the haiku simply meaningless,but years later, with many haiku experiences, the reader will discover the truth or poetry or beauty in a haiku that seemed dead and closed earlier. I think the important point in creating with this technique is that the writer should always be totally aware of his or her truth. Poets of the surrealistic often make leaps which simply seem impossible to follow – an example would be the work ofPaul Celan (1920-1970), where the reader simply has to go on faith that the author knew what he was writing about. This is rare in haiku. Usually, if you think about the words long enough and deeply enough, you can find the author’s truth.”~Chèvrefeuille


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I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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