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3/7/3 winter haiku/ ekphrastic poem
Short Day's Dusk by Gypsy Blue Rose
 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: July 2, 2020      Views: 25

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My pen name is Gypsy, I am a published author, teacher, and member of the Haiku Society of America.

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short day’s dusk

gives river an orange glare —

cattails lean


Author Notes
KIGO= short days is winter season
An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a work of art.
HAIKU Definition: haiku is a short poem that uses imagistic language to convey the essence of an experience of nature intuitively linked to the human condition.

The essence of haiku is cutting (KIRU) represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas separated by a (KIREJI) dash or ellipsis (~ ... )

KIGO (seasonal reference), usually drawn from a (SAIJIKI) an extensive list of season terms. if you wish to read a saijiki

English haiku doesn't have to be 5/7/5, just 17 syllables OR LESS and as brief as possible. Japanese syllables are shorter than English syllables. source of rules

for example, one of the greatest haiku in history, written by haiku master, Matsuo Basho....

old pond
frogs jumped in
sound of water .................. In English, it's 2/3/4

furu ike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no to .................... In Japanese it's 5/7/5

source--haiku society of America
William J. Higginson Haiku Society of America


artwork: Hasui Kawase Woodblock print of Hida Kamagatake

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