Haiku Technique

Foggy Lake

placid and still

mist envelops the morning

sense of quiedise*


© Carol Campbell

Logo Carpe Diem March 2016 (2)

“Quiedise” is my made-up word for a quiet paradise. 

This time Chevrefeuille teaches us about wordplay in haiku. Led by the spirit of Basho. Here’s what he says:

tanabata no awanu kokero ya uchuten

for the Star Festival*
even when hearts cannot meet

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

The haiku writing technique of today is Creating New Words and this is waht Jane writes about it:

One of the reasons for becoming a poet or writer is for the joy of working with words. Fairly quickly one finds out, even in a language as rich as English, that there are not enough words to explain or name everything. The writer / poet must either find images for these unnamed states of being or make up a new word.

In the above haiku by Basho we find a “new created word” by him. This “new word” is ‘uchuten’. It’s a compound word made by Basho incorporating “rain in the middle of heaven” and ecstasy.

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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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