My Shadow and I
Striding alongside – asphalt
Bound – sigh, and leap on.
This is my first attempt at writing haiku. I would love to know what you think of it.
I would also very much enjoy reading some of your haiku poetry. Feel free to share your thoughts and words in the comment section below.
What Is an Haiku?
- Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry.
- When modelled in English, a haiku is formed of 3 lines adding up to a total count of 17 syllables. (5-7-5)
- It supposed to be simple, intense, and direct.
- A Haiku is composed of:
- 2 elements drawn from every day life (images/ideas/objects) and exposed side by side,
- and a cutting word – usually a verbal element – which links the former items together. This “kireji” (=cutting word) sets their relation to one another and exposes the context of their reunion.