host: Muskaan Ahuja
guest editor: Gauri Dixit
“In order to write about life first you must live it.”
--- Ernest Hemingway
Doesn’t this perfectly fit haikai poems? Isn’t a haiku / senryu almost always a slice of life? Isn’t that why it haikai is so relatable? Isn’t that why the process or writing a haiku is almost meditative, showing it as one sees it? What do you think?
Do you think a haikai poem works only when it is close to life?
Can one write about things that they haven’t experienced themselves and yet make the poem relatable? Share your point of view with examples. Let us all learn from this exchange.