Classical Haiku

Braking waves at sunset
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the waves kiss the shore

steam fog rises towards the dawn

as my prayers ascend


© Carol Campbell

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Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille this week offers this challenge:

“Okay … back to this week’s episode of Heeding Haiku With … This week it’s time again for haiku and I think I have a nice challenge for you all …
I love to challenge you to write a classical haiku, which means you have to follow a few classical rules:

1. Your haiku must be the “impression” of a short moment, as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water;
2. Your haiku has a “kigo” (or seasonword) in it;
3. You also have to use a “kireji” (or cuttingword, like e.g. “;” or “!”);
4. You have to use the classical count 5-7-5 or 3-5-3;
5. Your first and last line have to be interchangeable;
6. Last, but not least, try to catch a deeper meaning in your haiku.

For sure not an easy task, but I think you all will succeed, because you are all wonderful poets and poetesses.

Here is my “classical” haiku:

blooming sunflowers
reaching for the early light of the sun –
birds praise their Creator

© Chèvrefeuille”

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Published by: writersdream9

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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15 thoughts on “Classical Haiku”

  1. I am reminded of this summer when I was at the shore and floating… in the ocean.
    No fog then though…on night we did get caught in a downpour!
    Odd rain clouds over the ocean then.


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