Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Last week I had a wonderful article on tanka for you (written by Jane Reichhold) and this week I have another nice article for you, but now more specific for haiku. This article is by Jim Kacian and it's about "Thingness in haiku".
Valley Voices: A Literary Review 8:1
Mississippi Valley State University
Spring 2008, pp. 60-61.
|Credits: A Pair of Shoes (painting by Van Gogh 1886)|
hidden in the mist -
the (temple) bell of Mii
Try to tell a story, like the haiku by Basho and using the simplicity of the description of the painting by Van Gogh, for a haiku ... only a haiku!
I have given it a try too, but I don't know for sure if I succeeded.
snowflakes fall gently
slowly the black earth becomes white
even the scarecrow
Well ... I hope you all did like this Tokubetsudesu episode and that it will inspire you to write a haiku.