Sunday, November 18, 2007

Haiku - 1

Don’t talk, let me blossom
in this dreamy moment of life, for,
tomorrow I cease to exist.

This is my first attempt at Haiku and I think I have done pretty well.

Haiku is a poetic form and a type of traditional poetry from the Japanese culture... an unrhymed poem composed of three lines of five, seven, and five syllables respectively. It typically presents an intense emotion or vivid image of nature in simple words. Haikus are usually not complicated. They often describe everyday themes and usually attempt to give people a new view of common situations.

There are a few simple rules for writing in this form of poetry.

1. Three lines of verse consisting of five, seven, and five syllables.
2. Each haiku must contain a seasonal word, may not strictly be a typical one. For example Cherry blossoms commonly denote spring, mosquitoes are used for summer, and snow means winter.

I hope to write some more verses in this form of expression.

Current song- Tum Hamein YuN Bhula Na Paaoge – Md. Rafi
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Priyank said...

I love Haiku mainly for their open interpretations, apart from other reasons. Nice work here.

Peter said...

Always new challenges on your blog - for yourself and for others!
Bravo for this haiku! I don't think I will try!

The Egel Nest said...

I am terrible at Haiku...yours was fabulous :)

The Egel Nest

Ash said...

This is beautiful, Cuckoo. Nicely done!

Amey said...

Suddenly ye haiku kaiku?

Will comment on the actual poem later. But at the moment I am laughing at: mosquitoes are used for summer

Leziblogger said...

Aha! You should write more of these!

abhijit said...

lovely Haiku! so meaningful and compact! supported by an appropriate picture:-)

SiD said...

yaar yeh cherry blossoms, snow winter to theek hai.. par yeh mosquitos kahan se aa gaye???
i think instead of summers they should denote pain or irritation or something.. :)
is this analogy really used by Japanese???
and expressing ur feelings in such a few words is really creative and tuff to do!!!

Pijush said...

Ya. nice one Cuckoo, heard of Haiku in my university days, and had written few in Bengali :-)
Keep smiling Mum gal

indicaspecies said...

I've started with "Tranquil Tuesday" posts since 2 weeks which are Haiku with one of my pictures each time.

You've got a lovely and meaningful Haiku here. Keep writing and sharing. :)

Raghu said...

Good start.. :)

Ashish said...

to be honest....
i didn't get the poem...

but on the other side
there are more the 5 syllable in last verse... ;)

Sam said...

hmm... interesting concept!!
I'm not at all familiar with haiku and may be den i'd be able to appreciate your attempt properly.. till then i liked wot i read!!

Pyare Mohan said...

lo behold the beautiful world,
Cuckoo's melodic words will dawn this spring...
Haiku, never the same again...


backpakker said...

lovely..i love the picture as well im quite a disaster ..

Michele Benjamin said...

so few words can say sooooo much!!!
loved your poem!

Praveen G K said...

Cool :-)
Maybe I gotto make an attempt on Haiku :-) Should be fun!

AJEYA RAO said...

Excellent Haiku...I can never write anything this short. :-))

Sameera said...

Hmm interesting concept.Thanks for sharing it dear.Maybe will try it out sometime :)

Cuckoo said...

Thank you.

Oh, you make me feel embarrassed ! *blush blush*

Peter, you chicken ?

Welcome to my nest.
Thank you.

Thanks for your visit, hope to see more of you. Keep visiting.

Thank you. :-)

Cuckoo said...

Kaiku ? Ha ha ….I also laughed when I read about mosquitoes. :-)

Thank you. Yes, I think I’ll write some more. You can also give them a try.

I am glad that I could write a beautiful piece of Haiku.

par yeh mosquitos kahan se aa gaye???.. Kyon? GarmiyoN mein machhar nahi hote ? Oh those mosquitoes have bothered me a lot when I used to sleep on the terrace. Now it's my turn to make fun of them. (bad line I know) :P
Waise I was LOLing while reading this.

Yes, one needs to play with words to make a meaning in so less words. Try once, I think you’ll enjoy it.

Cuckoo said...

Oh that’s interesting !! Haiku in Bengla ?? You can try translating them for others. ;)

Oh I get to check it today then. Thanks for sharing. I think we can popularize it :-)

Thank you. :)

Well, you are the only one who said so !

there are more the 5 syllable in last verse... Are you sure ?? :-)

Cuckoo said...

Till Sunday even I wasn’t familiar with it. Read somewhere & tried writing. Within seconds my first Haiku was ready.

Thank you for liking it. :-) See I am still smiling. ;)

Oh you such a genius !
Thank you for showers of appreciation dear.
I am honoured and smiling. :-)

Thank you. Try it once to find out what you are !

Thank you Michele. Keep coming. :-)

Cuckoo said...

Yes, try it once. I think you’d like it. See above my reply to PM.

Thank you thank you. Me blushing now. Yes, it is a common phenomenon. I am glad I could come out of it then & there.

Thank you dear. Yeah, try it out. I am sure you’d enjoy.

Amey said...

I am not sure whether you have come across this word before in your study of bambiayya hindi.

I guess you will like this:

And interestingly,

Me blushing now. Yes, it is a common phenomenon

I am assuming you meant that blushing for you is common, right?

Pyare Mohan said...

I, a genius, bachpan se,
Seekha about haiku, blogger dost cuckoo se,
Baathcheeth hone lagi haiku mey!

Ashish said...

First off all i guess you confusing words will syllables...either your definition of haiku,which you have mentioned in this post, is wrong or probably you confusing words and syllables...
there are
5 words in first line
7 words in second line
and 5 words in last line

but syllables are not in the same number....

now since you asked....

In the first line there are 6 syllables

don't (1) talk(1), Let(1), me(1) blossom (2) 6 syllables

In the second line....9 or 10

In(1) this(1) dreamy(2) moment(2) of(1) life(1 or maybe 2), for (1)...

in the last line...9 syllables...

tomorrow(3) I(1) cease(2) to(1) exist(2)

Ashish said...

" Well, you are the only one who said so! "

for this I would like to say....
I have my own way of looking at things..and I don't like to be a part of a crowd...

After all I am a see :P


Sam said...

tried it out!!
didn't work... these regulations simply put me off!!
i'll try still!!

Iceman said...

There's no tomorrow,
neither yesteday, its only
today I know.

Imagine if I Could die tonight, be born again tomorrow. Imagine if that cycle continues... There would be no yesterdays at all! Every day is a fresh birth... a fresh start! yesterday is really gone! Technically not possible... :P

anits said...

hi not good at Haiku... but yours is fantastic... keep it up gal

bEAST said...

why do u cease to exist tmrw?

Rajat said...

...and may that tomorrow never come :)

Sameera said...

I wrote one today,it was fun :)

oceanic mirages said...

hey sweets,
thats a brilliant haiku for starters...
wish i could write a few as well. will try for sure.

so how have u been?
i know its always ages b4 i visit or even update my blog but cant help it.
m doin good otherwise.

K M F said...


Peter said...

You know that I'm not chicken; you saw me with the tiger...! But haikus... I know my limits!

GuNs said...

[:-)] After reading your latest post about copyright violation by some other blogger, I am wondering if you would probably like to credit for that photo yourself! Its good that you've left the original copyright watermark on the photo untouched by I am sure Ryan (Ryan Bliss, the owner of DB) would be happier if you left a link/credit to him.