Walterrean Salley

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Haiku: Mown Grass - Poem by Walterrean Salley

The scent of mown grass
That's freshly cut on a spring
Day, is refreshing.

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (9/1/2015 5:06:00 AM)


    a lot of people think that a haiku is a 'simple' composition of
    - 17 syllables (or fewer) in three lines of 5-7-5 syllables..
    It is, of course, but it is not enough - it is the necessary but not sufficient 'element'.
    The essence of a haiku is
    - 'cutting', expressed by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas separated by a kireji (as we are not Japanese and don't have 'cutting-words' in our languages, we usually put a dash or 'similar' between the two):
    - then a kigo has to be there (and here it is: Spring):
    It is through a clever use of such features that a haiku comes to get its internally sufficient composition, independent of context.

    do take, as an example, this wonderful haiku:
    '' In my leave / In your stay – / two autumns ''
    Masaoka Shiki (1869–1902)

    greetings from Italy
    Fabrizio
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 18, 2012


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