This page is for haiku that are about emotions, philosophy, or observations of the people world.
The Haiku Wall is always taking new submissions
- so check out the instructions toward the bottom of the page.
My son and I watch
learning values and friendship
Barney and Star Trek
and the paradox of life
poetry saves him
there must be a rhyme
to express such a longing
as I have for her
~David C. Krantz
broken away from
a long year of sadness lived
and now healed by love
If you leave me, love,
I'll freeze like a mosaic
made of heart slivers.
(Above is how your entry will look if it is accepted.)
A) it must be appropriate for general audiences (including kids)
B) it must have 3 lines; line one has 5 syllables, line two has 7 syllables, line three has 5 syllables.
~If you would like to submit a haiku,
please send an e-mail to me of this description:
subject: haiku wall
#1 the haiku, signed with your name or nickname
#2 your e-mail address (I know it will be on the return path, but I need it put in this spot)
#3 your URL & web page title
---You will be notified if your haiku is accepted. Thank You!
"So, what characterizes a haiku today? This is not an easy question to answer.
Certainly, the majority of haiku currently written in English do not conform
to the 5-7-5 syllable pattern typical in Japanese, nor do they always concern
nature topics; however, all of these divergences are matters of ongoing debate
within the haiku community. I will attempt to touch on some of those issues
here, but even more I will try to give you a sense of the 'haiku aesthetic'
which unifies the form across time, language, and culture.
Haiku is more than a form of poetry; it is a way of seeing the world. Each
haiku captures a moment of experience; an instant when the ordinary suddenly
reveals its inner nature and makes us take a second look at the event, at
human nature, at life. It can be as elevated as the ringing of a temple bell,
or as simple as sunlight catching a bit of silverware on your table; as isolated
as a mountain top, or as crowded as a subway car; revelling in beauty or
acknowledging the ugly. What unifies these moments is the way they make us
pause and take notice, the way we are still recalling them hours later, the
feeling of having had a momentary insight transcending the ordinary, or a
glimpse into the very essence of ordinariness itself." the rest