A blog devoted mainly to haiku and senryu and to thoughts about, and inspired by, haiku and senryu.

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Haiku is to poetry as espresso is to coffee.

Monday, July 25, 2005


daylight lingers
drone of a jet passing
into silence


Blogger Renee Wagemans said...

I like your poem, but did I miss something? I thought Haiku was 5-7-5, but maybe I am wrong. Anyway your poem is nice

6:31 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

poems and writings: Contemporary haiku is written in a variety of forms. Most commonly, a 3-line format with a maximum of 17 syllables, but other options exist. Classical Japanese haiku also admitted of variations. They were normally written as a single line within which Japanese readers would recognize three segments, consisting of 5, 7, and 5 onji. An "on" (the singular of "onji") is unlike an English syllable in that all are of the same, short length. Thus, as an utterance a 17-onji Japanese haiku is significantly shorter than a 17-syllable English haiku. Thanks for your visit, your comment, and your interest.

6:43 AM  
Blogger floots said...

I thought that, as I grew older, I would no longer gaze up at vapour trails and sparkling jets. I still do. Once again your words have given me solace. Cheers

12:32 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, floots.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

Bill, based on your last comment at my site I have posted a piece with a more comical tone. Therefore, I hope you will stop by and take a look. If you like it, feel free to comment -- as always!

Have a nice weekend!

6:55 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Your haikus are beautiful.

The first blog I made back a year ago, I had filled it with little haikus.

Keep them up, I love them.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

anon: I'll be dropping in soon. And I'll give you some feedback on the haiku you left here recently.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Sarah: Thanks so much for your visit and your comment.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Car Gal said...

Cool Blog

6:14 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Car Gal. Come back soon.

8:19 AM  
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