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(12 March 1922 - 21 October 1969 / Lowell, Massachusetts)

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Haiku (Birds singing...)

Birds singing
in the dark
—Rainy dawn.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004
Edited: Tuesday, July 26, 2011


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  • * Sunprincess * (3/9/2014 7:35:00 PM)

    .......I love bird poems....so beautifully written...

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  • Lorenzo A. Fernandez Jr. (7/27/2012 8:08:00 AM)

    Anyone who sticks to the 5-7-5 syllable rule knows nothing or is outmoded. Even the haiku of Basho when translated in English ignore the rule. Modern haiku could be 1 or 21 syllables.

  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (7/24/2011 3:53:00 AM)

    A haiku contains 17 syllables in just 3 lines. The first two lines contain 10 syllables(5 each) and the third one contains 7. The poem doesn't meet the criteria of a haiku. Therefore it shouldn't be called a haiku. It may be an expression composed well.

  • Louie Limosani (6/5/2008 9:36:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem in such few words.

  • Uriah Hamilton (5/3/2005 6:13:00 AM)

    Beautiful and sweet Jack Kerouac always digging the gentle poetry of life.

  • Nasra Al Adawi (3/25/2005 8:18:00 AM)

    I have never payed attention to birds singing on rainy dawn but now more reason to listen to mother nature

  • Jim Frizzell (11/3/2004 9:06:00 AM)

    beat from the axis of the beat generation

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