quinta-feira, 21 de abril de 2011

What is Haiku?

Haiku poems are a traditional form of Japanese poetry, usually about nature. They contain a special pattern made up of seventeen syllables: line 1-five syllables, line 2-seven syllables and line 3-five syllables.

Matsuo Bashou (1644 – 1694) is recognized as a master of brief and clear haiku. His poetry is internationally renowned, and within Japan many of his poems are reproduced on monuments and traditional sites.
The best known Japanese haiku is Bashou “Old pond”:
fu-ru-i-ke ya (5)
ka-wa-zu to-bi-ko-mu (7)
mi-zu no o-to (5)
old pond . . .
a frog leaps in
water’s sound


  fallen leaves
      the abbot sweeps
      around them
      —John Brandi (USA)
      losing its name
      a river
      enters the sea
      —John Sandbach (USA)

Cecília de Melo

Nenhum comentário:

Postar um comentário