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Haiku (俳句) Aboot this soondlisten  (plural haiku) is a very short form o Japanese poetry. It is teepically chairacterised bi 3 qualities:

  • The essence o haiku is "cuttin" (kiru).[1] This is eften representit bi the juxtaposeetion o twa eemages or ideas an a kireji ("cuttin wird") atween them,[2] a kynd o verbal punctuation merk which signals the moment o separation an colours the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are relatit.
  • Tradeetional haiku conseest o 17 on (kent as morae an aw, tho eften loosely translatit as "syllables"), in three phrases o 5, 7, an 5 on respectively.[3]
  • A kigo (saisonal reference), uisually drawn frae a saijiki, an extensive but defined leet o such terms.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Yamada-Bochynek, Yoriko (1985). Haiku East and West. Bochum: Universitatsverlag Brockmeyer. p. 255. ISBN 978-3883394046.
  2. Hiraga, Masako K. (1999). "Rough Sea and the Milky Way: 'Blending' in a Haiku Text," in Computation for Metaphors, Analogy, and Agents, ed. Chrystopher L. Nehaniv. Berlin: Springer. p. 27. ISBN 978-3540659594.
  3. Lanoue, David G. Issa, Cup-of-tea Poems: Selected Haiku of Kobayashi Issa, Asian Humanities