hai·ku – a major form of Japanese verse, written in seventeen syllables, divided into three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons.
Haiku is one of the most powerful forms of poetry, because it can express an entire story in only seventeen syllables. I’ve enjoyed writing this form for many years and see haiku as a metaphor for life. Many of my best and longest-lasting memories have been the result of short, powerful moments in my life and have been included in my book, Life: Haiku by Haiku.
Also, I used several haiku as introductions to many of the chapters in my historical fiction, The Red Kimono.
So, I began this blog to share my love of haiku. I hope you’ll come to love it, too.
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