|photo archive 2013|
Worthwhile--a great word in describing haiku. Nancy Strauss at Creative Writing Now, says it this way: "A haiku uses just a few words to capture a moment and create a picture in the reader's mind. It is like a tiny window into a scene much larger than itself."
Oh, the -W-words: worthwhile...window... add the process itself, writing! Maybe sprinkle a bit of wisdom? Haiku can offer all of these and more.
For example, what about wit? After all, humor can also factor into the craft. Although wittiness is not one of my strengths in writing, I appreciate it when I see (or hear) it. Thus I can't resist sharing the following haiku I've found along the way:
"To convey one's mood
in seventeen syllables
is very diffic"--John Cooper Clarke
"The only problem
with Haiku is that you just
get started and then"--Roger McGough
And what about this one, reportedly seen on a t-shirt:
Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don't make sense.
(typed with a chuckle!)
Wandering on in the world of haiku, I pause with day twenty-three haiku:
on rush to falls...splash! weary
feet soak in the sound