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My Daily #Haiku (2/25/20)

2/25/20: mountain

a gentle rain …
the mountain vanishes

#NaHaiWriMo2020 #haiku #micropoetry #poetry #2linehaiku

Categories: haikai, haiku community

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    • So, to clear things up: I run the #Haikai challenge once a week, usually on Saturdays. The challenge calls for a haikai poem of one’s choice that references the given kigo–season word/phrase–for that week. Your welcome to post as often as you like on that theme. Regarding this week’s challenge: you shared a wonderful haiku for it, which I already reblogged.

      I often reblog others work, whether or not it has anything to do with the challenge. I also post my own haikai poetry, such as the Daily Haiku. While I’m flattered that you’ve felt inspired by my daily haiku posts, please don’t feel like you need to write yours using the same prompts. For what it’s worth, I write My Daily #Haiku posts using the prompts from the Facebook page NaHaiWriMo, the National Haiku Writing Month’s year-round haiku-writing experience.

      As for haiku, I write haiku in 3-line, 2-line, or 1-line variations, as inspiration moves me. English-language haiku allows for all of these variations. EL haiku don’t need to follow the 5-7-5 syllable pattern, as an English syllable is longer than the comparable Japanese Prosery sound unit, the on.

      What matters for haiku is the seasonal reference (kigo) and the cut, accomplished by joining seeming disparate images that, when together, provide a compelling insight.

      Hope this helps explains how I haiku, and how I blog. Let me know if you have any questions.

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