writeALONG! 6 September

A TUESDAY FEATURE

host: Muskaan Ahuja


“All art is knowing when to stop.”


— Toni Morrison


Haiku is popularly known as “the wordless poem”. However, a poet cannot show the image without the use of words. Words that are clear and pin on precision play a significant role in Haiku for an image to shimmer and appear right to the screen of the mind. Emerson says, “What you are speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you say.” Things must speak to us so loudly that we cannot hear what the poet have said about them. Haiku presents us a thing devoid of all our mental twisting and emotional discoloration. It shows the thing as it exists, ourselves undivided from the object, says R.H. Blyth.


So, here I bring the horizontal axis ( that shows a concrete image focused on the present) of a haiku. Whatever common, uncommon thing it reminds you of or your own experience associated with it, please write below it and complete the haiku with the vertical axis (that takes on a deeper meaning, making a poem resonate long after it is read).



Looking forward to SEE the things you have experienced !

1. night rain

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2. autumn wind

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3. cold morning

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4. starry sky

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Leaving you with a beautiful haiku written by James Hackett:

A bitter morning:

sparrows sitting together

without any necks



Note: Please mention the number of poem(s) that you are attempting.


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