If you like art forms, or care about living things, this is the blog for you. Poetry, essays, watercolor, acrylics, films, novels, music...pick your pleasure. I'll post my own work, and anyone else's which catch my eye. I'll recommend books and films, some obscure, others not. So, as Walt, my fellow Living Poet on the poetic asides section of writersdigest.com, says, "come little goldfish in my pond, interact, don't be koi."
Sunday, April 17, 2016
April 17, 2016
Today is International Haiku Poetry Day!
About the Haiku
Always three lines, five-seven-five, some say a focus on nature must thrive. Others insist a season we see, unrhymed slice of life with epiphany. A pivotal point ‘tween lines two and three, all said in one breath with great brevity. Present tense mandated, minimalist view, but if you use humor, it becomes senryu. Some think a hybrid form should be free of anyone’s mandates for natural plea I say, just write, describe but don’t tell unless it’s a haibun, which works just as well.