The 365 Haiku Project Part 1

Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 moras (or on), in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 moras respectively.In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line and tend to take aspects of the natural world as their subject matter, while haiku in English often appear in three lines to parallel the three phrases of Japanese haiku and may deal with any subject matter.


For year 2011, let us try to find inspiration to try something new. I was inspired by this new project during our get together with my closest college buddies. The entries posted here are more inclined towards the modern, English haiku rather than the Japanese. Other details you try to figure out through the posts. One of the best samples of Haiku are those written by Basho.

Here is one classic example from Wikipedia:

fu-ru-i-ke ya (5)

ka-wa-zu to-bi-ko-mu (7)

mi-zu no o-to (5)


old pond . . .

a frog leaps in

water’s sound

Feel free to comment if you have any corrections, suggestions or contributions. Yes! contributions are also very much welcome.

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