Presentation on theme: "Poetry is Fun Haiku Major form of Japanese verse evolving in 17th century 17 syllables separated into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 does not rhyme Usually contains."— Presentation transcript:
Major form of Japanese verse evolving in 17th century 17 syllables separated into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 does not rhyme Usually contains allusions or comparisons Written on the subject of nature
Haiku (continued) The Haiku moment is a specific event or observation that brought an ah from deep within you. Zen, often associated with haiku, is a discipline of harmonizing the body with the mind. Being one with nature does not mean being sentimental; it sees the world as it is: beautiful and harsh, elegant and savage.
Haiku (continued) Traditional Haiku must refer to the time of year: mentioned by name or simply implied. Haiku is exact: dont write how it affected you, write exactly what took place. Haiku is a moment captured while in solitude Haiku often has a twist in the experience; the unexpected has occurred and is celebrated. Haiku does not use complete sentences; each line is a complete thought, but is open ended so the reader can continue the experience Haiku lines have little, if any, punctuation Always written in present tense
Example Under cherry trees Soup, the salad, fish and all Seasoned with petals. -Matsuo Basho
Example Tentatively, you Slip onstage this evening, Pallid, famous moon. -Carolyn Kizer
Example The Rose The red blossom bends and drips its dew to the ground. Like a tear it falls -Donna Brock
Example See the red berries… Fallen like little footprints On the garden snow - Shiki
Example Little silver fish Pointing upstream moving downstream In clear quick water - Soseki
Haiku Pearl ringlet sunburst encompassing the captive dry leaf thats fallen Richard Morrell 1979
Haiku by Cindy Flores The girl in the foam Seeing her I touch the mist Veiling my childhood.
Haiku: The Blue Sky Blue sky Stars scattered to bright Like fish in the sea
Walking through the street Her hair flutters in spring breeze Long distance from love - Dora Hsieh (Feb. 2007)
Haiku The dew in morning Hang on the flower petal Clean and shiny… - Bingjie Xue (Feb. 2007)
Pretty flowers rise Different colors opening Spring time has arrived ~ Catherine Ortiz
Your Turn!!! Write a haiku using the appropriate rules and add it to your power point poetry portfolio